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ARC/PLC paying on 2014 crop losses for half of enrolled farms

NCGA commends FSA revision to administrative rules for ARC

Study: High soymeal concentration in pig diets may help curb diseases

TPP could top session talks at Ohio Grain Symposium Dec. 17

‘Nutrient Challenge’ will award prizes in best manure recycling

   
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Ag groups differ on COOL labeling after WTO ruling

In a Dec. 7 decision, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave the okay for Canada and Mexico to pursue $1.01 billion per year in retaliatory tariffs against the United States in reaction to country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork.
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Crop insurance restoration tops ag benefits of transportation bill

The five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill recently signed by President Barack Obama offers a plethora of provisions beneficial to agriculture, according to lawmakers and ag industry professionals.
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Texas Ranch tourists romanced by cowboy lifestyle

Home to one of the largest herds of Texas Longhorns is Texas Ranch Life, an agri-tourism business and working ranch. But like any good Texan, the owners of the ranch have a bigger vision.
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Chinese firm buying Dow Ag’s oxyfluorfen business

In the five months since the world’s agribusiness giant, Swiss-based Syngenta AG, brushed off a $47 billion takeover bid by St. Louis’s Monsanto Co., boardroom members across the globe have been thinking: What’s next?
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Soybeans top 80 bushels in Indiana test

Benton County, located on Indiana’s border with Illinois west of Lafayette, experienced wet fields and excessive rainfall this season – but soybeans in the area rebounded.
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Indiana’s leaders respond to national debate on coal

The debate ramped up again this week on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan after the Senate voted, 52-46, in favor of two resolutions that disapproved of EPA’s regulations of new and existing coal power plants.
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Farm World celebrates 60 years in publication

On Feb. 15, 1955, Tom and Peg Mayhill planned to expand their small publishing business in Knightstown, Ind. by starting a farm-focused newspaper called The Eastern Indiana Farmer.
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Study displays benefits of strip-till over even no-till

"The Midwest has colder and wetter springs. With no-till, the plant residue is a barrier to the soil warming up and drying, causing a delay in planting. A delay can reduce the yield potential.” 
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Program trains producers for emergencies, PR duty

"Thinking through those ‘what if’ scenarios will pay off if there is a manure spill, a fire, an animal health emergency, a sudden death of a key person on the farm, et cetera,” said Kimmi Devaney, livestock program manager for ISDA.
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Budweiser Clydesdales trained from birth for work with public

They are bred for pulling and working, so parts of their public role come naturally to them. But the mammoth horses still need to be trained from birth to learn to deal with the public, to be handled and clipped and to endure noises such as 10,000 screaming fans at Mardi Gras.
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