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National FFA expecting 20 percent growth in membership in 20 years
By the time the National FFA Convention is over, John Edgar predicts his Southern Illinois University Collegiate FFA Chapter will have traveled nationwide, so to speak.
10/23/2014
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Ag giants are anticipating near-term profit declines
With a monster harvest of corn and beans expected, and market prices continuing to slide, the agriculture industry’s biggest companies are predicting continued tight financial times in the coming year.
10/23/2014
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Phosphorous tax may be one way to cut it out of waterways
A professor in The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environment and Development Economics can’t find evidence the conservation practices being used have reduced total phosphorous in waterways.
Instead, Brent Sohngen proposes an economic response: A 25 percent tax on phosphorous.
10/23/2014
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Hamilton local foods get HUGS from urban garden enthusiasts
Everyone should have access to nutritional and gardening information, fresh produce and the opportunity to grow their own food. That’s behind why Alfred Hall and Patty Burbacher, at the time an integrative studies senior at Miami University, co-founded Hamilton Urban Garden Systems (HUGS) three years ago.
10/23/2014
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Study links Ohio quakes to fracking
Just as the momentum of fracking was gaining strength in Ohio, a new study released last month suggests the practice is to blame for hundreds of small earthquakes in eastern Ohio last year – months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil and gas extraction technique.
10/23/2014
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Illinois group seeks to save historic Glidden farm home

The primary purpose of the newly-organized Annie Glidden Agrarian Society is to save the home once occupied by Glidden, now part of the Northern Illinois University campus and owned by the NIU Foundation.
10/23/2014
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When using nontraditional grain storage options, exercise extra care with quality
If predictions from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) are accurate, corn production will likely reach record levels in 2014 while soybeans are expected to increase by 19 percent over the 2013 crop.
10/23/2014
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Weather hampering Kentucky corn, bean harvest
October is normally a dry month in Kentucky; this fall, however, rains have made getting the crop in more challenging. Couple that with storage issues for grain and labor problems in tobacco fields, and the 2014 harvest is not coming easily for some Kentucky producers.
10/23/2014
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Checkoff survey finds Americans consuming, buying more pork
 A growing number of Americans are choosing pork as a preferred meat with their meals, according to a recent survey conducted by the pork checkoff in Des Moines.
10/23/2014
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10/23/2014
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