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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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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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Indiana producer gets ahead of zoning curve

“I attended a zoning meeting about unlicensed dog kennels. It got ugly. I realized my 50 cows make more mess and noise than nine to 10 dogs, and I decided to get the highest certification I could get to stay above the law in case it ever happens to me.”
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Dry weather may increase risk of field fires; take precautions

While the northern half of Indiana received record rainfall in June and July, the southern half is now experiencing drought-like conditions.
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East meets Midwest as Japanese corn buyers visit Hoosier farms

Seeking assurance on the quality and reliability of U.S. corn, a Japanese delegation of buyers toured a farm in Middletown last week, as well as POET Biorefining, Dow AgroSciences and Kokomo Grain Co.
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Indiana corn, soybean losses probably less than projected

While Indiana was hit hardest by record rainfall this year, its losses to flooding are less than half of projections.
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Soybeans variable in yield during one northern Indiana FIRST trial

In the northern part of Indiana, hit hardest by the heavy rains this season, crop height and yields were variable in one soybean hybrids test staged by Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST).
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Treated food scraps another feed option for Indiana swine

Swine nutrition has improved dramatically over the last 50 years, resulting in hogs that are 75 percent leaner today. Another feed option may be coming to the table for Indiana swine: Treated food scraps from commercial kitchens.
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Nearly $4 billion in safety-net payments to start soon

Farmers can expect to receive their safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year in the mail beginning this month. Nearly $4 billion will be dispersed nationwide.
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Urban farmers developing vacant lots in some Midwest cities

In Cleveland, with 20,000 vacant lots and 1,000 houses torn down per year, the city managers are spending exorbitant amounts to maintain properties. In one neighborhood, however, something is growing again: food and farms.
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European Parliament strikes down opt-out deal on GMOs

The European Parliament voted down a proposal that would have let individual member nations "opt out" of the European Union’s (EU) policy of allowing some biotech food and feed imports.
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