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Corn, soybeans remain on road for record year

If the latest estimates remain steady through the remainder of 2014, U.S. corn and soybean growers are heading toward a record-breaking bumper crop and the biggest production year posted.
11/19/2014
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FDA seeks public comment on newest food safety rules

The nation’s farm and food industry has less than a month to file new comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest proposed rule changes to the agency’s Food Safety Modernization Act, ahead of the FDA’s deadline of Dec. 15.
11/19/2014
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Task force working on plan to combat antibiotics resistance

Antibiotic resistance is growing in animals used in production agriculture, according to the chair of a committee created to help provide solutions for the problem.
11/19/2014
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Indiana turkey producers climb in national rankings

Many Americans will stuff themselves on turkey in the coming month. But Indiana’s turkey production, which reached a record level this year, is increasing not so much from holiday demand as from year-round global trends.
11/19/2014
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Barge traffic to be aided by river work, says Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was on track to finish revetment work on the Mississippi River by this past Monday afternoon, at a river marker called Fair Landing south of Memphis.
11/19/2014
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Missouri researchers collar cows to maximize pastures

Corn Belt pastureland is scarcer – and more valuable – than a decade ago. That makes forage management ever important, and researchers at the University of Missouri are using GPS-linked collars on grazing cattle to identify the ideal forage mix in tall fescue pastures.
11/19/2014
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Colleges diversifying to attract more students to ag programs

Most agriculture colleges associated with land grant universities in the Farm World region saw enrollment increases this fall. College officials point to the diversity of their offerings and the demand for graduates in areas covered by their programs as keys to the higher numbers.
11/19/2014
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Michigan food-ag impact shoots past $100B goal

Michigan’s food and agriculture system has surpassed its economic impact goal of $100 billion, according to an interim estimate by the Michigan State University Product Center.
11/19/2014
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Price doesn’t deter families from buying a heritage turkey for Thanksgiving

The cost is quite a bit higher, but heritage turkeys are popping up on more Thanksgiving dinner tables – and it’s not just from people looking for an authentic Pilgrim type of experience.
11/19/2014
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Lodging abetted by combine’s failure in harvest

The wet spring conditions resulted in a non-uniform stand of corn on Randy Carothers’ Fulton County farm, but left no time for a replant. Then the combine broke down during harvest.
11/19/2014
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