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Congress OKs tax package that will expire in two weeks

On Dec. 16, the U.S. Senate voted 76-16 to adopt a tax extenders package that holds key provisions for small businesses such as section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation.
12/17/2014
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Lawsuit by states confronts Obama’s immigration order
Michigan has joined 20 other states to challenge what Michigan AG Bill Schuette described as the president’s recent unilateral executive order on immigration. The order, or action – issued Nov. 20 – will create a program that allows immigrants who are in the United States illegally to work legally, as long as they have no criminal record, have lived here at least five years and have children.
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ODA suspends operations for Schwan Grain in Ohio
The operating license of Schwan Grain, Inc. in Monroeville, Ohio, has been suspended. Agency examiners from the Ohio Commodity Advisory Commission looked into the matter on Dec. 5 and discovered Schwan Grain (with grain handlers’ license No. 5940), holds liabilities significantly higher than its available assets. Five days later the elevator was shut down.
12/17/2014
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Kentucky starts on second season of hemp cultivation
The 2014 growing season marked the first time in decades industrial hemp was legally planted in the state thanks to a provision included in the farm bill and state legislation passed nearly two years to create an administrative framework to oversee hemp production.
12/17/2014
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Time to register for 2015 Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference
 The 13th annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) is fast approaching.
It will be Feb. 5-7, 2015, at the Bavarian Inn and Conference Center in Frankenmuth, Mich.
12/17/2014
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Illinois wine group hires a full-time executive director
Because they’ve outgrown what organization President Bruce Morgenstern called the “mom-and-pop” stage, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Assoc. (IGGVA) has named its first full-time executive director.
12/17/2014
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Industry experts: Soybean exports help prop up price
Higher-than-expected fall export activity, combined with processors taking longer than expected to start crushing this year’s crop, means prices for domestic users have been buoyed, said Mark Ash, USDA economist, in last week’s Oil Crops Outlook. For example, soybean meal prices in central Illinois rose from an average of $382 in October to $441 in November.
12/17/2014
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Register for Mid-Ohio Growers’ Meeting by Dec. 31 for savings

Whether growers are looking for the “Wow” factor or seeking unique vegetables for their consumers, the third Mid-Ohio Growers’ Meeting offers a variety of topics for operations of all sizes
12/17/2014
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Blake Shelton has become a quintessential entertainer
It would be difficult to get much hotter than country superstar Blake Shelton short of hopping in the oven. I mean this guy is everywhere and everything he touches turns to gold.
12/17/2014
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Illinois beef producers to vote on checkoff’s return
In about two months, for Illinois producers, it will be “Beef. It’s What’s On the Ballot.” Supporters of reinstating a 50 cents per-head statewide checkoff program learned earlier this month the Illinois Department of Agriculture has approved conducting an election in February to determine whether the fee will be reinstated next year.
12/17/2014
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