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MSU heifer snags high genomic score, nets dairy farm $225K

   
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June's USDA hog numbers at lowest level since 2007
U.S. hog numbers in the second quarter of 2014 were at their lowest level since 2007, which was down 5 percent from last June.
7/9/2014
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RFA, ICGA charge Big Oil with market manipulation

The Renewable Fuels Assoc. accuses Big Oil companies of manipulating the retail fuel market to block the sale of higher-volume renewable fuels such as E15 and E85 ethanol blends.
7/17/2014
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Pinnacle Foods clears way in $8.55B Tyson-Hillshire deal
Tyson Foods will purchase Hillshire Brands for approximately $8.55 billion, the two companies announced earlier this month.
7/17/2014
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EPA reps try clarifying its ‘Waters’ rule for farmers
U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy she had heard concerns about the proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule.
7/17/2014
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BOAH OKs animal ID rule to boost stock traceability

In an effort to comply with newer federal regulations, the Indiana Board of Animal Health adopted a rule to increase livestock traceability methods.
7/17/2014
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July 1 storms damage Hoosier cornfields in stages of severity

A line of early morning thunderstorms, 11 confirmed tornadoes and straight-line winds whipped through parts of northern Indiana on July 1.
7/17/2014
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Illinois bucks Census trend by having more farm acres

When the USDA released its 2012 Census of Agriculture report earlier this year, they could have used an image of former southern Illinois farmer Eddie Simmons.
7/17/2014
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Fish farming still a lucrative possibility for aggies in Ohio

According to the USDA’s Census of Aquaculture, Ohio now has 140 fish farms with annual sales of $6.6 million, compared to $1.9 million in 1997.
7/17/2014
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Kentucky reaches settlement with tobacco companies

Kentucky has settled a decade-long argument of disputed claims and litigation connected with the landmark Master Settlement Agreement of 1998.
7/17/2014
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Some leaders seeking barge traffic on east Lake Michigan

The U.S. Coast Guard is taking public comments on a proposal allowing river barge traffic on the east side of Lake Michigan as far north as the Port of Muskegon.
7/17/2014
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