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Estate tax goes down in House, awaiting Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure last week repealing the federal estate tax; the body voted 240-179 in favor of the bill (HR 1105) on April 16.
4/22/2015
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Northern Indiana grain elevator explodes, injures 4 employees

A grain elevator in northern Indiana where an explosion injured four employees was slated for closure prior to an April 16 blast heard – and felt – for miles.
4/22/2015
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House subcommittee finishes CFTC hearings on fund needs

A U.S. House subcommittee on April 14 held the last in a series of hearings to evaluate funding needs for the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
4/22/2015
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Excessive rain delays corn planting in Kentucky

Most regions of Kentucky have seen excessive amounts of rain this spring, with some areas experiencing flash flooding. In fact, the Bluegrass State is seeing one of the wettest Aprils on record.
4/22/2015
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Urban Michigan livestock group seeking protection

The Urban Livestock Workgroup was formed in response to an increased interest among the public in raising livestock in urban and suburban areas.
4/22/2015
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Indiana hunting preserves bill loses in Senate

Four hunting preserves in Indiana will remain unaffected after a bill designed to regulate the facilities was defeated by the state Senate last week.
4/22/2015
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NPPC: U.S. must address COOL to avoid trade retaliation for ag

The National Pork Producers Council told the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture that the United States must address its mandatory COOL law.
4/22/2015
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Tomato growers sought for Tennessee marketing group

As the time of year for fresh produce approaches, tomato growers and enthusiasts are preparing for another growing season.
4/22/2015
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Avian flu forcing global restrictions on U.S. poultry

For 14 months Ohio poultry industry officials and veterinarians have urged prevention to keep an avian influenza strain (H5N2) out of the state that has been identified in other parts of the country.
4/22/2015
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Experts warn Ohio producers to be on alert for latest avian viral strain

First, bad news: Migratory birds appear to be a vector for the H5N2 avian flu strain and have aided its spread through many western states.
4/22/2015
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