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Analyst predicts registering farm chemicals will become more difficult
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U.S corn and wheat exports down; soybean exports up
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Vertical farming: spreading quickly and coming to a community near you

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you don’t purchase your fruits and vegetables from a local farmers market, chances are those avocados, grapes or tomatoes you have in your refrigerator may have already logged many miles and long hours on some cold storage truck before eventually sitting idly in your local grocery store. That same produce will neither smell nor taste as fresh as fresh-picked produce.
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New bill would add 150-mile hauling exemption 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate late last month would provide U.S. agricultural producers much-needed flexibility for hauling livestock and perishable commodities. 
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in Michigan’s U.P.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development(MDARD) announced early this month that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a deadly mosquito-borne disease, was found in Baraga County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Seven states put out Covid video for ag workers with unifing message
LANSING, Mich. – “In a year of unforeseen challenges, we have discovered the power of unity,” said Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture. “Seven of us, with one goal,” said Ryan Quarles, commissioner of the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture. “The food and agriculture industry has shown remarkable resilience during the pandemic,” said Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana Dept. of Agriculture. “Wear a mask, it’s such a simple step,” said Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).
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Long wait in line for Pokagon toboggan run
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U.S. commodity inventories tighten

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Monarch Waystations are needed across readership area 
It’s one of nature’s top wonders: each fall, millions of monarch butterflies migrate from upper Midwest and Corn Belt states to mountains in central Mexico to wait out the winter. Along the way from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere the insects require plenty of nutrition and habitat, which has historically been provided by milkweed plant varieties that are now threatened -- primarily by modern farming practices.
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Ohio ag community fundraiser helps injured farmer

OXFORD, Ohio – The ag community takes care of their own. On a gorgeous fall Saturday, 56 tractors headed out from Schwab’s Family Farm Market, in Oxford, for a 30-mile ride to Hueston Woods State Park and back. It was a benefit for Jason Beckner, who was critically injured in a truck/train collision on Aug. 6.
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