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Forty years ago: Good prices expected for swine producers
Recalling Our Roots
1958

Independent haulers who deliver milk to the Kraft plant daily: Larry Ebbert and Norman Edwards, Greenfield; John Francis and Edwin Hewson, Muncie; James Davis, Noblesville; Sam Davis, Bob Redmon and Ralph Ebbert, Shirley; Carl Fields, Connersville; Robert Leisure, Lewisville; William Robbins & Sons, Charlottesville; Paul Wood, Morristown; Helen Wisehart, Wilkinson; Jerry Edwards, Carthage; and Estal Kamman, Greensburg.

Five feeder cattle sales will be held at the Chicago Stock Yards this fall, according to an announcement by Frank Flynn, general manager and vice president. Two will be held in September and one each in October, November and December. Each week, 40,000 fat cattle are marketed at Chicago, for which replacements are needed.
Rush County Farm Bureau Co-op white paint sale: No. 241 Creosote paint, $3.90 per gallon; No. 201 Quality White House, $4.95; No. 251 One Coat White House, $6.15; and No. 1701 White House primer, $4.95.

1973
High prices for swine producers and high prices at the retail counter for pork products are in prospect for the year ahead, says Purdue University professor Robert Schneidau, of the agricultural economics department. Prices during the July-September period are likely to average $38-$41.

A new oat variety released by Purdue and USDA, named Noble, is resistant to races of loose smut and moderately resistant to the barley yellow dwarf virus disease. It also possesses limited resistance to the rusts, being susceptible to current predominate races, and has an excellent-yielding ability and resistance to lodging.

An auction sale of one of the world’s largest collections of antique steam tractors drew a crowd of some 5,000 people to the Earl Marhanka farm in Dowagiac, Mich. Some 25 steam engine tractors and 50 stationary engines and antique farm implements were sold, that Marhanka had collected at his Wren Oaks farm.

The items brought a total of $100,000, with bids coming from 34 states, including Canada and Mexico.  The highest bid of the day came on a 1913 Case 110, going for $25,000. Also, a 1912 Rumely 40-hp steam engine sold for $15,700.

1988

The Old Taylor Distillery, in Frankfort, Ky., is the only known distillery in a castle in the United States. Jim Beam Distilleries purchased Old Taylor Castle, which was built in 1834. The purchase is from an estate that includes a springhouse and a number of warehouse facilities on the Kentucky River.

With drought-like conditions stretching from the Corn Belt to the Delta, fears of a below-normal production season have sent soybean and wheat prices skyrocketing over the past weeks.
Cindy Ann Scherer of rural Fowler, Ind., daughter of Donald and Judy Scherer, was crowned the new Indiana State FFA Sweetheart at the state convention this summer.

2003

Real estate for sale: Cattle farm, 352 acres, 2 ponds, developed spring, 2 barns, 3 outbuildings, may divide, $3,000 per acre – English, Ind.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is marking the 50th anniversary of when Evans and five relatives and friends joined as partners to incorporate the company now known as Bob Evans Restaurants. It is spread over 30 states and 522 restaurants that serve 161 million people a year.

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Fred Dailey has disqualified the 2002 Ohio State Fair Grand Champion Market Barrow. Two sheep exhibitors who showed the Grand and Reserve champions at the 2002 Sheep Youth Extravaganza were also disqualified.
8/16/2013