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Profitable beef prices increase cattle thefts

Late last week, The Associated Press reported police in southern Tennessee were searching for two men they said took thousands of dollars in cows and sold them in Kentucky.
10/29/2014
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Illinois anticipates record grain storage applications

The abundant Illinois harvest has propelled the number of grain storage facility temporary or emergency option applications to an anticipated all-time high, according to Stuart Sellinger, Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) Bureau of Warehouses chief.
10/29/2014
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No shortage of Michigan hay, but quality could be an issue

Michigan State University extension grazing and field crop educator Jerry Lindquist said it appears there is a surplus of some types of hay; however, he believes hay marketing will become more challenging than it has been in the last few years.
10/29/2014
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EQIP application deadlines across states coming soon

Officials in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio have set deadlines for registering for the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
10/29/2014
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USDA lauded for APH exclusion, but faulted over delay for wheat

Farmers and ranchers affected by continuous years of extreme weather welcomed the announcement by USDA that the new Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion initiative contained within the 2014 farm bill was launched on Oct. 21.
10/29/2014
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Iowa grower finds his Illinois field stripped of its soybeans

When Matthew Schuster went to his Jo Daviess County bean field to start the harvest, he was shocked to find someone else had already taken about 18 acres of soybeans.
10/29/2014
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WTO: U.S. cannot keep COOL

A World Trade Organization compliance panel announced Oct. 20 that the USDA Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) revision of 2013 violates global rules of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
10/29/2014
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Ohio farmers face tax hike in voluntary program, for 2015

The Ohio Department of Taxation has a program called Current Agricultural Use Value. That program, known by farmers simply as CAUV, is designed to make farming financially easier for operators.
10/29/2014
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Ohio workshop covers weedy dangers to livestock and crop

Farmers need to keep an armor of forage on soils to protect them, explained Troyce Barnett with the USDA National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), at an Ohio grazing and pasture management workshop.
10/29/2014
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Corn flourishes for Illinois trials even in early rain

Early- and full-season hybrid trials recently concluded at the Mike Short farm in Putnam County seem to support federal projections for corn with average yields of 197.7 and 197.8 bushels per acre, respectively.
10/29/2014
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