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China, dairy top talks at USDA stop at Clemons, in Michigan
 Pork tariffs, the dairy crisis and labor issues were front and center as USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue took his third “Back to our Roots” tour into Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky last week.
4/11/2018
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Farm bill vet: 50/50 chance for measure to pass in this session
 If tradition holds, the farm bill will be introduced in the U.S. House during the week of April 9. But unprecedented politics are creating an environment where Congress could break with tradition and in which a farm bill could again take longer than usual to finalize, according to Ferd Hoefner, senior strategic advisor at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
4/11/2018
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Farmers and low back pain – spring planting

Farming is a physical occupation and back pain is common among farmers. Ohio State University Extension online published an Agribility Fact Sheet about farming and back pain and they state, “Farmers are required to do heavy lifting and a tremendous amount of walking, and utilize pushing/pulling to complete tasks. Back injuries can be chronic or short term. Once a back injury has occurred special consideration needs to be given to the spine, muscles and tendons to prevent a reoccurring injury. Common injuries to the back occur to the muscles, tendons or spinal column.”
4/11/2018
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HEC files for review of CAFO as local officials OK operation
A proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) of 10,560 hogs in Delaware County has received approval by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), over the objections of neighbors and concerned citizens.
4/11/2018
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BOAH to consider rolling back pork reporting rule on April 17
April 17 is the next scheduled quarterly meeting of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH), set to begin at 9:30 a.m.
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Chinese pork tariffs come on heels of record hog numbers

In response to President Donald Trump imposing $50 billion in import tariffs April 3 for what he called China’s “illicit trade practices,” the country last Thursday slapped retaliatory tariffs on U.S. pork and 106 other agricultural products.
4/11/2018
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Poor weather quashing early soybean planting for Illinois
Recent studies have proven a link between early soybean planting and higher yields. If Illinois farmers could ever get into their fields, they would love to test it for themselves.
4/11/2018
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Virtual field trips to soybean fields offered to students

First it was the pigs. Then along came the chickens. Now, it’s the soybean.
4/11/2018
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Bayer-Monsanto waits on Justice antitrust decision
 It is down to the wire for the final decision to approve or turn down a $62.5 billion merger between U.S. seed giant Monsanto Co. with the German drug and crop chemicals manufacturer Bayer AG. A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) spokeswoman declined to discuss a timetable or comment on the matter with Farm World, however.
4/11/2018
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Kentucky tobacco acres will be at historic low; demand's down
 The Bluegrass State will plant its fewest tobacco acres on record this year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) Prospective Plantings report.
4/11/2018
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