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Illinois firm striving to be seed sellers’ FIRST choice in testing

Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST), a seed testing company, is finally under way with this season’s harvest.
10/22/2014
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Hancock Co. mulls whether to strip ad from barn

Commercial advertising signs on barns might be here to stay in one Indiana county that’s giving thought to loosening its restrictions on such displays.
10/22/2014
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MarketMaker links producers with buyers in multiple states

There are nearly 8,000 farmers’ markets in the United States, an increase of more than 150 percent since 2000. Direct-to-consumer agriculture sales produce $1.2 billion in annual revenues.
10/22/2014
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Growing specialty veggies easier than finding markets, sometimes

 Corn, soybeans and wheat: They’re the big names in crops and help pay the bills of most farmers. But what about the marketing potential of such goodies as tara root, ginger, shallots, parsnip, black radish and other specialties?
10/22/2014
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Michigan State projects earn largest university grants share

 Michigan State University was recently awarded $7.7 million in Specialty Crop Research Initiative grants, which had been authorized by the 2008 farm bill.
10/22/2014
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Illinois high school revives FFA, thanks to university

Carbondale Community High School had not sponsored an FFA chapter for 40 years, but that’s changed thanks to an agriculture science teacher, a university graduate student and FFA’s sustaining traditions.
10/22/2014
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Corn, soy ending stocks weighing on trade activity

Trade is already starting to look at possible new-crop ending stocks scenarios. It is not out of the question we could see a new-crop corn stocks-to-use ratio of 18 percent this year.
10/22/2014
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WASDE report forecasts more milk per cow for 2015

The USDA lowered its 2014 milk production estimate in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Oct. 10, from last month on slower growth in milk per cow.
10/22/2014
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Low hog production costs boosting per-head profits

Calculations by Lee Schulz at Iowa State University indicate the typical market hog sold in September earned a profit of $66.15 per head.
10/22/2014
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Batavia trying to draw more visitors with windmill history
When visiting the Batavia Depot Museum, visitors can see the history about industry in this Illinois city. Besides some cool history about the Newton Wagon Co. that eventually became the Batavia Body Co., visitors learn that Batavia was known as Windmill City.
10/23/2014
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