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Climate change may be impacting career choices at some ag colleges
High-tech was on display in a big way at the FPS
Phenotype-Genotype Show says cattle are more than just looks
4-H competitor’s nine-year dream comes true
Ohio couple raises food for family and the community
Local peach crops are not very peachy this year due to early cold
Michigan chicken hits Guinness Book of Records at 21 years old
Crop land values and cash rent increasing in readership area
Loss of Tyson plant has Indiana community reeling
Beagles show how detecting agriculture contraband is done
Hoosier scientist working on colorful way to spot diseases
Crop progress is average across most readership area
Kyle Owen: From 32 acres to Tennessee Farmer of the Year
Three years after big launch AppHarvest files for Chapter 11
National tractor pulling contest will bring thousands to Ohio
Grain Weevil could take the risk out of grain lodging in silos
Illinois Pork is rolling out CDL and migrant worker programs
Kentucky’s new state vet
grew up in 4-H and rodeo
Mahindra tractor with loader scoops $17,500 at auction
USDA has approved ‘lab-grown’ chicken for sale in the U.S.
Smoke from Canadian wildfires suspected in late tomato ripening
Cancer diagnosis doesn’t keep Ohioan from tractor pulls
Midwest conditions improving, derecho not as severe as 2020
Farm Aid returns to Indiana for first time since 2001
Border collie trials give visitors a chance to see sheep herding
June’s Derecho didn’t cause as much damage as 2020 event
Farm animals directly impacted by the Canadian wildfire smoke
Ohio Farm Custom Rates bulletin a handy guideline
Tobacco farming has fallen more than 50 percent in Kentucky 
EPA finalizes blending rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard 
Indiana school starts truck driving program to fill farm hauling needs
Dry conditions putting stress on Ohio and Indiana hay crop
GOP senators re-introduce EATS Act to stop California’s Prop 12
Iowa Soybean Association donates soy-based tires to police department
Proposed fee increases for H-2A visas worry farm groups
Fertilizer revenues rose by 53 percent in 2022 for some firms
Michigan is considering right-to-repair legislation
Multi-species grazing offers many advantages 
Farmers applauding recent Supreme Court WOTUS ruling
Dry weather is affecting Illinois corn, soybean emergence
UK professor leads six-state, multi-year bale grazing study
David Brandt, farmer behind viral ‘it’s honest work’ meme has died
Renewable energy projects, farmland usage are concerns of INFB members
4-H’ers chosen to represent Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board
Widespread rainfall has not
severely affected fieldwork
Nurtured Land Farms showcased during Kentucky forage tour
Free Radical Ranch dedicated to enriching lives of people, animals
A surprise pond led family to start their own koi farming business
Lab studies rising Co2 levels and affects on mycotoxin in wheat
Black vultures causing concern for Illinois livestock owners
Native Ohio plants inspired gardener to start a business
Farmland numbers grow thanks
to Farmland Preservation Program
U.S. soybean usage and global demand are both up for 2023
Safety procedures could save livestock from barn fires
Egg farmers across America donate 5.5 million eggs in fight against hunger
Hoosier Rod Miller named Certified Crop Advisor of the year
New restrictions on livestock
antibiotics take effect June 11
Planting has started in southern parts of Corn Belt, Ohio River Valley
Planting has started in southern parts of Corn Belt, Ohio River Valley
Indiana farmers affected by recent tornado damage have help options
KY ag students still repairing equipment affected by 2022 flooding
PepsiCo partners with Ill. Corn, to fund regenerative farm practices
Bio-digester facility opens in Indiana; is one of the largest
Indiana lawmakers want a tally of lost farmland
ISU rebuilding research facility barn destroyed by fire
‘Intent to sue’ EPA over 
delay of year-round E15 sales
Indiana dairy farmers named state’s Young Producers of Year
Farm numbers decrease slightly
Hoosier farmer named director of Indiana’s Ag department
Shortage of veterinarians to treat large animals in Ky.
Baldridge named director of Ohio Department of Agriculture
Consumers taking a hard look at buying duck eggs
UK offering poultry medicine course to 
veterinarians caring for backyard flocks
National FFA week a time for honoring mentors and members
Asian beetles and northern corn rootworm top Illinois pests
Analyst predicts registering farm chemicals will become more difficult
U.S corn and wheat exports down; soybean exports up
John Rose, Tennessee congressman, appointed to House Ag Committee
Fertilizer costs decline, but the future is still unclear
The 2023 Farm Bill could cut conservation climate spending 
Deere, American Farm Bureau sign right-to-repair agreement
Co-Alliance, Signature Farms join to create Legacy Feed 
Rodale’s 40-year trials show 
benefits of organic farming
Ohio man promoted to USDA Chief of Staff for RBCS
Bruce Kettler leaving IDSA and heading to Agribusiness Council
Kentucky bourbon a $9 billion industry
Climate policy called key part of upcoming farm bill discussion
Iowa farmland values in 2022 jump 17 percent over 2021
Researchers using laser lights to boost chicken meat quality, welfare
Illinois Senator Scott Bennett, a champion of agriculture, died
Electric tractors will have some challenges to overcome 
IFB lays out 2023 legislative priorities for Indiana lawmakers
Kentucky Farm Bureau Farm Woman of the Year wears many hats
Farming video games provide plenty of entertainment options
Whether via rail or water; shipping is an issue this year for farmers
Kentuckian elected to the American Angus Association board of directors
Sentiment is mixed on impact of drought on the U.S. cattle market
Brazil could become more competitive in export market
USDA announces funding for meat and poultry processors
Propane supplies are within the 5-year average and looking good
Bale grazing can help rejuvenate soil and may save time on the farm
Slowly, farms are cropping up on former strip mines
Beck’s testing technology on diesel engines to run on E98
New guide for Illinois farmers helps sort cover crops, carbon credits
$20 million-plus grain elevator
in the works for Henderson, Ky.
Taiwan agrees to purchase Kentucky corn, soybeans over the next 2 years
Ag safety experts: Harvest time is also farm safety time
Studies show honey bees big foragers of soybean crops
National Alpaca Days is scheduled for last weekend of September
Expert shares cyber attack prevention tips with farmers
Kentucky receives $5.4 million for local food purchase assistance program
Becknology Days draws crowds who learn the latest on crops
Illinois farmers’ NLRS success now quantified
Spotted lanternfly now a growing threat in Midwest
Long-time Schrader auction employee receives HOF honor
Indiana, Illinois and Ohio weather conditions ripe for crop progress
Illinois gubernatorial and senate candidates talk farming issues
OPC intern helps educate state fair visitors about hogs
Farm Bill Roundtable at Illinois State Fair draws conversation
World record price for 4-H hog a show of love for family
Ohio Farm Custom Rates bulletin a handy guideline
Farming community comes together to help family bring in harvest
Baseball teams in Illinois promote agriculture with special events
Indiana can export poultry
products again after avian flu
ISU Research Farm shows off farmers helping environment
Farmers in parts of Kentucky would like to see more rain
Farmers will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050
Beshear announces fund to help Western Kentucky grain farmers 

Love-struck man now a bison rancher
Beshear announces fund to help Western Kentucky grain farmers 

Blueberry farmer will discuss her work at Indiana State Fair
Soybean, wheat planted acreage up but corn down from last year
Michigan legislature considers using stimulus funds for some ag programs
Holstein cow bred in Ohio sets record selling for $1,925,000
Dutch Valley Growers among farms featured at the Indiana State Fair
Michigan businesses receive grants that will lead to expansion
Dream fulfilled in becoming a farmer
Corn, soybean progress looking good from Iowa through Indiana
Ag economists: Farmers should consider refinancing
U.S. Senators host first farm bill hearing in Michigan 
Experts caution to scout for corn rootworm in high moisture
Special investigator bill sparks mixed reactions from national farm groups
Supply chain issues cited as farm equipment sales fall 
Livestock groups add their support to amending Packers, Stockyards Act
Purdue gets $1M grant to develop a rapid ASF test
Julia Wickard back as Indiana State Executive Director for FSA
Corn hits a 10-year high
Avian influenza is cited for the skyrocking egg prices 
New state conservationist is happy to return to Ohio

Illinois ag groups want funding for more state veterinarians
‘Right to repair’ legislation is now heating up at state, federal levels

Supreme Court will hear case against California’s Prop 12
Soybean crush is forecasted to increase 10-20 percent by 2025
Kentucky Ag Commissioner visits UK and UAE for trade
High-production indoor farm expanding to Muncie, Indiana
AEM survey finds optimism for farm machinery sales 
Study indicates plant-based foods not affecting U.S. beef demand
National Pork Board unveils sustainability program
Vilsack says International trade looks better than ever
USDA: Number of farms drops by 7,000 in its latest survey
Proposed pipleine in Illinois will transport carbon dioxide 
National FFA Week is a time for advocacy
Avian influenza has been found on Indiana turkey farm
Kentucky FFA member takes flight to storm-torn communities
Meteorologist: Eastern Corn Belt could see above average precipitation this spring
Record high fertilizer prices could impact  world hunger 
American Farmland Trust outlines goals for 2022 Illinois legislative session
New EPA report on dicamba use shows little change
Second career sees Tennessee farmer raising prime beef
30th annual No-Tillage Conference to be held in Louisville Jan. 4-7
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: Midwest farmland values surge 18 percent
Beck’s expands into Nebraska 
Senators reach compromise on cattle market transparency bill
Reward offered for info on northern Indiana barn fires

Ag world reacts to infrastructure bill passage

Ohio high school offers Intro to Urban Agriculture class, garden chores
August’s U.S. beef exports hit record $1 billion; pork exports keep 2020 record pace

Wet weather putting some pressure on the Illinois  harvest
Talk to financial advisor before Congress acts on the Build Back Better plan
Kentucky Grazing Conference to focus on sustainable improvements of pastures
More than 6 million students participate in 4-H whose roots are in Ohio

Despite high input costs, farmers can find ways to cut some expenses this fall
FCFI is looking for volunteers to help rebuild the farms affected by Hurricane Ida
Federal judge reverses 2020 U.S. water rule
One of world’s largest soybean processing plants unveiled during 2021 Becknology Days
Illinois governor signs bills; honors ‘Moldy Mary’ during state fair
Downy Mildew showing up on Michigan’s cucumbers
FTC to come down on unlawful repair restrictions for farm equipment
Waidelich, Aultman named Master Farmers
D.C. Court of Appeals says no more yearround E-15 sales 
Input companies are entering carbon market

National cattle group urges ag committees to address issues

Illinois FFA officers elected for 2021-2022
Ag groups concerned over proposed change to like-kind exchanges
Bleat in, bleat out: Goat yoga is ‘the thing’ and people are lining up for it
Farmland values increasing in Midwest  
Solar debate heating up in Ohio, Indiana
Hoosier farmer looks to increase Swiss sheep breed numbers in the U.S.
Beck’s, Inari join forces on gene editing technology
Family repurposes 1920s livestock barn as event center
Ag research legislation advances; Farm Bill inclusion being eyed
Study finds significant health benefits of using biodiesel
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Plevna Implement Co. will celebrate 75th year in Kokomo

KOKOMO, Ind. – He joined hands with his brother on fixing and selling farm tractors after returning from World War II.
James Shrock and his brother, Emerson, are no longer around but their descendants are still running the full service business celebrating its 75th year in Indiana. Plevna Implement Co. will be offering discounts and events such as combine demonstrations beginning Sept. 8 at its main location in the unincorporated community of Plevna, at 7960 E. 400 North outside Kokomo.
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Iowa farmers trying to salvage crops, plan for next growing season in wake of derecho
CARROLL, Iowa – As the nation’s number one corn, soybean and biofuels producers, Iowa farmers were expecting another record crop this harvest season, planting an estimated 14.1 million acres of corn and 9.3 million acres of soybeans this year, according to the USDA.
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Black Farming online conference scheduled Sept. 11-12
WILBERFORCE, Ohio – Black Farming: “Beyond 40 Acres and a Mule” will be online Sept. 11-12, 2020. The conference will discuss the influential history of Black farmers in Ohio and will help to prepare the next generation of underrepresented farmers for the future. It is free and open to the public.
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Ohio migrant workers seek better protection
SANDUSKY, Ohio – Just ask any large farm operator in Ohio or adjacent states and they’ll tell it to you straight – migrant farm workers are important to their harvest season.
According to a pair of advocacy groups, Ohio’s 33,000 migrant farm workers are putting their lives and their families’ lives at risk to earn a living and feed the rest of us. COVID-19 has brought many businesses to a screeching halt, but migrant workers are deemed essential and their continuation to work has these groups very concerned
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Iowa State researchers win grant for switchgrass and sorghum gene editing

AMES, Iowa – A new Iowa State University (ISU) project supported by a USDA grant will explore the potential to employ viruses to overcome the usual tissue culture barriers that impede plant gene editing in sorghum and switchgrass
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Consumer food spending rebound reverses course
In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, United States consumers, businesses and government entities spent an average of $137.4 billion per month on food, according to the USDA. However, this reversed course earlier this year after the coronavirus epidemic forced consumers to change their spending habits. By April, that number had dropped to $105 billion, in part as spending at restaurants, school cafeterias, sports venues and other eating places dropped to $36 billion
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NGFA stresses farm safety with tip sheets, interactive course

ARLINGTON, Va. – Each harvest season brings long hours for those who harvest and one six-letter word comes to mind during this period – safety.
The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) sponsored its second annual Harvest Safety Week Aug. 31-Sept. 4. The organization sent emails and safety materials to producers everywhere, reminding them to protect their employees and customers during the fall harvest season.
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USDA funding a revolution in rural access to broadband

LANSING, Mich. – Rural areas receiving upgrades to their electrical service with help from USDA are receiving access to broadband all in the same package.
What seems to be a major breakthrough in filling internet service gaps much quicker is made possible by data technology contained in electrical lines replacing the old wires, said Alec Lloyd, a spokesman for USDA Rural Development in Michigan out of Lansing.
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