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Senate questions trade reps on negotiations and markets
Trade concerns continue to build, and the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is demanding answers.
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1800s Farm Family Honored for Preservation
A family with Hoosier roots in farming that date back more than 160 years is being honored for mixing the old with the new in its operation.
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River-Friendly Hoosier farms earn kudos for efforts of conservation
The River-Friendly Farmer Award, granted to water-conservative farmers each year, was bestowed on 49 farming families by the Indiana Assoc. of Soil and Water Conservation (IASWC) in the final week of this year’s Indiana State Fair.
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Forum in St. Louis will help producers evaluate organics
Row crop producers looking for ways to boost future profits can get an inside look at opportunities for organic grains and oilseeds at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum, to be held in St. Louis Oct. 29-30.
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At 96, Shirk’s founder still always trying to ‘do more’
Charlie Shirk sits behind his desk in a corner office of Shirk’s International, his second home for more than 67 years. A glance out the window tells him all is well with his hometown and business.
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New gasifier could help in poultry disease cleanup
Engineers at the University of Iowa have devised a highly combustible solution to safely disposing poultry carcasses and waste in the event of an avian influenza outbreak.
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Consumer safety just part of marketing laws

Selling farm products directly to consumers benefits both consumers and farmers. Direct farm sales let consumers purchase fresh local products ordinarily not available to them, while allowing growers and producers to capture more of the food dollar than they would by selling to distributors.
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Improved accessibility means safer farmsteads
 Farmers never retire; they just keep on going, observed Steve Swain, rural rehabilitation specialist with Indiana AgrAbility at Purdue University.
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Views and opinions: Farmers getting used once again
Hoosier Ag Today by Gary Truitt
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Sale Calendar - September 19, 2018
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