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High bidder can mooove Hall of Fame into city now
When I grow up I want to be curator of the Cow Hall of Fame. The only problem is I don’t think there is one.
3/6/2015
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Morrell putting $43.5M into central Indiana town by 2016
One of America’s oldest meatpacking firms recently announced the building of a $43.5 million distribution center in Hancock County.
3/6/2015
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Animals and autism: One person improved understanding of both
Most modern livestock handling facilities and methods that minimize stress and insecurity to large animals owe their implementation to an autistic person, Dr. Temple Grandin. Her recommendations have been implemented by nearly all the major livestock slaughtering plants in the United States, and by a growing number of livestock producers
3/6/2015
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Ag pushing for heavier semis while others cite safety worries
 As demand for trucking continues to rise, its capacity is being challenged by insufficient investment in road and bridge capacity, a dearth of truck drivers and declines in rail service – especially for the movement of agricultural products.
3/6/2015
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Start tomatoes and peppers under lights, to set by May 1
A redwing singing almost furiously from a marshy site, meadowlarks calling from the orange sunlit swamp grass around the edge of a small pond. A toad or two send up their trill – water bugs are out – a cold wind blows out of the North – I walk through the swamp pasture, and I sink deep in the turf, the water bubbling around my shoes.
-Charles Burchfield, Journal
Lunar phase and lore
3/6/2015
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Two of three Kentucky ag commissioner candidates give their ag creds at NFMS
For those who attended the recent National Farm Machinery Show, there was no shortage of exhibits – but Kentucky voters had an added event with two of the three candidates running for Kentucky’s elected agriculture commissioner.
3/6/2015
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USDA publishes its first ‘Grain Crushings’ report
To better provide data about U.S. agricultural commodities consumed for grain and fuel alcohol, as well as oilseed production and flour milling, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Feb. 19 released its first Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report under its new Current Agricultural Industrial Reports (CAIR) program.
3/6/2015
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Book on dog breeds takes on practice of engineering
A Matter of Breeding by Michael Brandow, foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff
c.2015, Beacon Press
$18/$20 Canada
288 pages
3/6/2015
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Sam Hunt is good ole boy who is topping the charts
Let’s face it, country music is full of its share of good ole boys and girls with an occasional outlaw mixed in. I think it takes a diverse group of entertainers to make the industry strong.
3/6/2015
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Lawsuits pending, while repairs to begin on Illinois dam
No single factor figures into the crash of seven loaded commercial barges into the Illinois River dam two years ago, causing millions of dollars in damages to the structure and flooding a couple hundred homes nearby, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman maintains.
3/6/2015
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