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Kentucky tobacco lab is working for a cure for Ebola

Kentucky Bio-Processing conducts contract research and development related to protein expression and extraction from tobacco plants. The company specializes in using plants to make proteins that are then used as pharmaceuticals.
10/22/2014
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Beef checkoff reform elusive; Vilsack may start up another

A group of cattlemen, producers and beef interests that have been working to reform the beef checkoff system have temporarily raised the white flag, saying they don’t believe a consensus will be reached soon.
10/22/2014
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Rains posing harvest challenge on even northern Indiana farms

Cool, rainy weather is posing a host of challenges – including potential crop damage – for Indiana farmers statewide during fall harvest.
10/22/2014
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Hoosier farm gives Japanese team perspective on U.S. ag

Eyebrows shot up as the Japan Trade Team heard Eric Mohr, a corn and soybean producer in Greenfield, describe the holding capacity of his combine and other equipment.
10/22/2014
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Lierers host Japanese corn team at their Ohio operation

A Japanese trade team visited Dave and Gail Lierers’ farm last week to see how corn grows and is harvested.
10/22/2014
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Illinois harvest continuing after soaking wet delays

October rains continued to delay harvest progress throughout much of Illinois until finally abating last weekend in many areas of the state.
10/22/2014
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EPA registers Dow’s 2,4-D for weeds, with restrictions

News last week that the U.S. EPA registered the Enlist Duo herbicide to help manage resistant weeds was met with widespread approval by farmers, farm organizations and those within the agricultural chemical industry.
10/22/2014
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Plaintiffs suing Syngenta in GMO corn trait release

Several Midwest corn growers, grain elevator operators and exporters are claiming significant economic damages stemming from alleged release, promotion and commercialization of the genetically engineered (GMO) MIR162 corn trait into the nation’s corn production.
10/22/2014
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The Andersons buys four Auburn Bean & Grain locales in Michigan

The Andersons, Inc. has purchased Auburn Bean and Grain, announcing the acquisition on Oct. 8. Auburn Bean and Grain is comprised of four locations in the Saginaw Valley area, including the Auburn location, Hemlock Elevator, Standish Elevator and Frutchey Bean.
10/22/2014
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AFBF: Beef and pork prices drive retail hikes in survey

Higher feed costs during the past two years and lower livestock numbers are cited as the key reasons for recent spikes in beef and pork prices, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest survey.
10/22/2014
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