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Business Briefs - May 17, 2017
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USDA halts consideration of CCRP applications
The USDA has temporarily paused approvals of any Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) applications. The move was made because the program had come close to reaching an acreage cap imposed by the 2014 farm bill, according to an agency official.
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Holcomb signs law requiring helmets for children on ORVs
Children riding all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, in Indiana will soon be required to wear a helmet.
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Mid-spring should be busy time for area birdfeeders
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Prepare for Memorial Day and support Wisconsin dairies
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Marsh bankruptcy a blow to Indiana farmers, processors
Hoosier farmers and agribusinesses have lost a partner in marketing their products locally, as Marsh Supermarkets LLC announced its Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.
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Michigan Farm Bureau lobbying D.C. on organic livestock rules
Organic animal welfare rules that were to take effect after the end of the Obama administration were delayed until May 19 under President Trump’s executive order for a regulatory freeze. Now they’ve been pushed to November.
 
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Chef employing Indiana products in charity dinners
Many Midwest chefs have embraced the Farm-to-Plate concept of accountability of food purity, starting with locally grown meats and produce.
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Checkoff Report - May 17, 2017
The Indiana Corn Growers Assoc. and the Indiana Soybean Alliance, which represent the state’s corn and soybean farmers, expressed their support May 11 for the creation of a USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue made the announcement as part of a broader reorganization of the department during a visit to Cincinnati, Ohio. ISA directors Jim Douglas and Phil Ramsey, both of Shelby County, Ind., and Kendell Culp of Jasper County, Ind., attended the announcement.
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