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Rail expected to absorb diverted freight off rivers

With more than two dozen deaths in Missouri and Illinois – and thousands more residents displaced – the human element of the late-2015 flood of the lower Mississippi River tops the list of concerns in its wake. But the rare late-December flood’s impacts on agriculture cannot be underestimated, either, from disruptions to barge traffic, terminals and grain elevators to its upward impact on commodity prices.
3/2/2016
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More vendors, bigger Fort Wayne Show

An expansion of the venue that will host the upcoming Fort Wayne Farm Show is proving to be a boon for the event’s organizers. “We’ll have a good mix (of exhibitors) in all the spaces,” said Fred Cline, a show director with Tradexpos, which produces the show. “There will be more equipment."
3/2/2016
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Ag groups differ on COOL labeling after WTO ruling

In a Dec. 7 decision, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave the okay for Canada and Mexico to pursue $1.01 billion per year in retaliatory tariffs against the United States in reaction to country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork.
12/16/2015
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Crop insurance restoration tops ag benefits of transportation bill

The five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill recently signed by President Barack Obama offers a plethora of provisions beneficial to agriculture, according to lawmakers and ag industry professionals.
12/16/2015
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Texas Ranch tourists romanced by cowboy lifestyle

Home to one of the largest herds of Texas Longhorns is Texas Ranch Life, an agri-tourism business and working ranch. But like any good Texan, the owners of the ranch have a bigger vision.
12/16/2015
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Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo soon

The premier show for Michigan fruit and vegetable growers and farm marketers is Dec. 8-10 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids.
12/3/2015
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USDA committee on minority farmers resumes with funding

The USDA Minority Farmers Advisory Committee (MFAC) recently hosted its first meeting since 2011. William Miller of Oxford, Ohio, an organic farmer newly appointed to a two-year term on the committee, attended that Savannah, Ga., meeting.
12/3/2015
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Good soybean yields despite late start, and rough weather

While no issues with pests or diseases were reported, Eric Beyers said southern Illinois was challenged with wet weather causing late planting, and a late-season drought.
12/3/2015
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Only Michigan soybean test plot yielding average results

Average results were the order of the day for a soybean test in southeastern Lower Michigan this spring, in Lenawee County. Farmer’s Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) conducted the test at the farm of Tim Vergote, near Blissfield.
12/3/2015
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Retaliation due to COOL may start on dairy imports mid-month 

Calls continue for repeal of Country of Origin Legislation (COOL). 
12/3/2015
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