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Despite formal style, book is engaging Civil War story
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
c.2014, Little, Brown & Co.
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Collector impresses his fellow show-goers with English tractor
Dan Magness of Whitehall, Md., brought his 1949 Field Marshall tractor to the Historic Farm Days at Penfield, Ill. Dan said he found the beautiful Field Marshall about 20 years ago in Lancaster, Pa., at an Amish consignment auction.
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Tractors bring highest prices during recent Kirklin auction
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Court ordering Chesapeake
Energy trial for racketeering
Cheboygan County District Court Judge Maria Barton has ordered Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. to proceed to trial on one count of racketeering and 20 counts of false pretenses for allegedly defrauding private landowners in northern Michigan. 
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Pork industry pressing Japan to trim its tariffs
Pork industry groups last week urged representatives negotiating the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) to push Japan to trim pork import tariffs. But shaving down Japan’s pork and beef tariffs still eludes TPP negotiators. 
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Ohio farmers lending quail a helping habitat to nest, grow
he worst time to be a bobwhite quail in Ohio is from Nov. 7-30. That’s when hunters throughout the state are trying to reach their daily bag limit of four with this fowl.
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Illinois’ Big Rock Plowing Match set for Sept. 19-21
The weekend of Sept. 19-21 will play host to the 120th annual Plowing Match in Big Rock. A traditional competition based on Welsh heritage, this event began in 1894 under the direction of Big Rock farmers S.A. Chapman, W.D. Powell and Walter Scott.
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Illinois ag leader honored with U.S. senator’s award  
One of the state’s most vocal advocates on behalf of growers and farmers during the past two decades became the first “Farmer of the Year Award” recipient recently, an award started this year by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
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Illinois FB tour group scouting Panama preparations at ports
The Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) 2014 Port and Logistics Infrastructure Tour, featuring a contingent of select Illinois farmers and state agriculture leaders, concluded Sept. 6 after a firsthand glimpse at how southeastern U.S. ports are preparing for the reopening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2015.
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Indiana and Asia tied by farm trade

Coming back to one of the cities she represented while she a state representative, Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann said she grew up in a small town about 40 miles east of the Newburgh Lock and Dam – and that she always knew the importance agriculture played in the state’s economy.
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