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Chinese firm buying Dow Ag’s oxyfluorfen business

In the five months since the world’s agribusiness giant, Swiss-based Syngenta AG, brushed off a $47 billion takeover bid by St. Louis’s Monsanto Co., boardroom members across the globe have been thinking: What’s next?
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Indiana producer gets ahead of zoning curve

“I attended a zoning meeting about unlicensed dog kennels. It got ugly. I realized my 50 cows make more mess and noise than nine to 10 dogs, and I decided to get the highest certification I could get to stay above the law in case it ever happens to me.”
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Dry weather may increase risk of field fires; take precautions

While the northern half of Indiana received record rainfall in June and July, the southern half is now experiencing drought-like conditions.
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East meets Midwest as Japanese corn buyers visit Hoosier farms

Seeking assurance on the quality and reliability of U.S. corn, a Japanese delegation of buyers toured a farm in Middletown last week, as well as POET Biorefining, Dow AgroSciences and Kokomo Grain Co.
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Soybeans variable in yield during one northern Indiana FIRST trial

In the northern part of Indiana, hit hardest by the heavy rains this season, crop height and yields were variable in one soybean hybrids test staged by Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST).
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Soybeans top 80 bushels in Indiana test

Benton County, located on Indiana’s border with Illinois west of Lafayette, experienced wet fields and excessive rainfall this season – but soybeans in the area rebounded.
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Indiana’s leaders respond to national debate on coal

The debate ramped up again this week on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan after the Senate voted, 52-46, in favor of two resolutions that disapproved of EPA’s regulations of new and existing coal power plants.
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Coalition to Congress: Avoid federal crop insurance cuts

A coalition of 49 organizations representing a broad variety of interests sent a joint letter to Congress urging legislators to not cut crop insurance from an upcoming omnibus appropriations bill.
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Costs rising for feed law licenses across Michigan

Recent changes to Michigan’s animal feed law will mean some higher fees for commercial feed distributors. The changes to the law, now known as P.A. 83, went into effect Oct. 1.
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Increased volatility in ag markets due to La Niña?

Ag markets may react with increased volatility in 2016 due to the current El Niño and its potential impact on future weather patterns, said the senior economist at CME Group, a leading derivatives marketplace.
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