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ARC/PLC paying on 2014 crop losses for half of enrolled farms

NCGA commends FSA revision to administrative rules for ARC

Study: High soymeal concentration in pig diets may help curb diseases

TPP could top session talks at Ohio Grain Symposium Dec. 17

‘Nutrient Challenge’ will award prizes in best manure recycling

   
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Ag groups differ on COOL labeling after WTO ruling

In a Dec. 7 decision, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave the okay for Canada and Mexico to pursue $1.01 billion per year in retaliatory tariffs against the United States in reaction to country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork.
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Crop insurance restoration tops ag benefits of transportation bill

The five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill recently signed by President Barack Obama offers a plethora of provisions beneficial to agriculture, according to lawmakers and ag industry professionals.
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Texas Ranch tourists romanced by cowboy lifestyle

Home to one of the largest herds of Texas Longhorns is Texas Ranch Life, an agri-tourism business and working ranch. But like any good Texan, the owners of the ranch have a bigger vision.
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Farm World celebrates 60 years in publication

On Feb. 15, 1955, Tom and Peg Mayhill planned to expand their small publishing business in Knightstown, Ind. by starting a farm-focused newspaper called The Eastern Indiana Farmer.
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Study displays benefits of strip-till over even no-till

"The Midwest has colder and wetter springs. With no-till, the plant residue is a barrier to the soil warming up and drying, causing a delay in planting. A delay can reduce the yield potential.” 
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Program trains producers for emergencies, PR duty

"Thinking through those ‘what if’ scenarios will pay off if there is a manure spill, a fire, an animal health emergency, a sudden death of a key person on the farm, et cetera,” said Kimmi Devaney, livestock program manager for ISDA.
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Budweiser Clydesdales trained from birth for work with public

They are bred for pulling and working, so parts of their public role come naturally to them. But the mammoth horses still need to be trained from birth to learn to deal with the public, to be handled and clipped and to endure noises such as 10,000 screaming fans at Mardi Gras.
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Grants available to help fund poultry, livestock expansions

Farmers interested in expanding their pasture-raised poultry or livestock operations may be eligible for grants of up to $2,500 from nonprofit Fund-a-Farmer. The project is also for those who want to transition to a pasture-based system.
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Dry weather may increase risk of field fires; take precautions

While the northern half of Indiana received record rainfall in June and July, the southern half is now experiencing drought-like conditions.
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East meets Midwest as Japanese corn buyers visit Hoosier farms

Seeking assurance on the quality and reliability of U.S. corn, a Japanese delegation of buyers toured a farm in Middletown last week, as well as POET Biorefining, Dow AgroSciences and Kokomo Grain Co.
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