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North Montgomery FFA fills bags to combat world hunger

The North Montgomery FFA chapter worked hard to provide 12,096 meals last week in the local community as well as around the globe.
3/25/2015
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Contest seeks barns to salute bicentennial

Any Indiana barn built before 1950 is eligible to enter a contest endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, in celebration of the state’s 200th anniversary in 2016.
3/25/2015
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House, Senate debate ending the estate tax

The nearly 100-year-old federal estate tax would be repealed if bills working their way through the U.S. House and Senate become law.
4/1/2015
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OSU study touts drastic yield benefits on no-till farm fields

Data from 50 years of research on continuous no-till plots show significantly higher crop yields than in till plots, said Alan Sundermeier, associate professor at The Ohio State University.
4/1/2015
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How to plant cover may be as important as the seed choice

Mike Shuter said the younger generation is the reason he is working to improve his soil health.
4/1/2015
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Planting survey predicts record soybean acres

The first planting intentions survey of 2015 indicated U.S. corn was bearish and soybeans were slightly bullish – with record plantings expected for a second year in a row.
4/8/2015
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USDA starting to collect wage data for migrant farm workers

The beginning of the growing season is an ideal time for the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service to examine farm labor, said NASS Illinois Field Office Director Mark Schleusener.
4/8/2015
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Kentucky adjusting rules for handling stray horses

In a state known for its love of horses, a newly adopted bill will help combat the issue of stray horses by shortening the time officials have to hold a stray before it can be "rehomed."
4/8/2015
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Economics not only factor for conservation decisions

Economics should be a factor in making decisions regarding the use of conservation practices on the farm, but shouldn’t be the only consideration, a Purdue University professor said recently.
4/8/2015
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Author how-to especially for women, but useful to any prospective farmer
When Audrey Levatino first bought her 23-acre farm near Gordonsville, she didn’t expect to work the land herself. Now, as the owner of a cut-flower business and a menagerie, she drives tractors, repairs fences, cleans her chimney and wrangles black snakes – a far cry from the studious life of an urban English teacher that she lived before.
4/9/2015
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