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MSU heifer snags high genomic score, nets dairy farm $225K

   
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CBO says Renewable Fuel Standard no longer viable

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard as it was originally written is not feasible, according to a CBO report.
7/2/2014
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Corn ethanol RFS opponents also putting pressure on D.C.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Halfway into the year, the biofuel industry is still waiting for the Renewable Fuel Standard target to be finalized for 2014.
7/2/2014
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Independent banks charge FCS activities are ‘troubling’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although all panelists last week declared farm credit is readily available for growers, the competitive balance for that credit was debated.
7/2/2014
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USDA estimates record soybean acres this year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. farmers were expected to plant record soybean acreage this year, while corn acreage was estimated to be down, according to the USDA.
7/2/2014
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House OKs CFTC bill that lifts rules for farmers, ranchers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill that reauthorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for another five years won approval last week in the House.
7/2/2014
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Hog farms ramp up biosecurity to halt PEDv, other pathogens

TOLONO, Ill. — A veteran Illinois purebred swine breeder laments the "new reality" of biosecurity measures employed by those in animal production.
7/2/2014
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Priesthood calls twins raised on organic Michigan dairy operation

FOWLER, Mich. — Ten children grew up on the Fowler organic dairy farm owned by Brian and Agnes Koenigsknecht.
7/2/2014
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Factors causing China to import less U.S. corn?

If this season’s weather continues favoring corn yields, market watchers will be all ears for market news from China.
7/9/2014
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FBI arrests leader of alleged plot to steal seed technology

FBI agents have shut down what some say is the largest corporate agriculture espionage case in the country.
7/9/2014
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Field of Dreams cast mark 25 years at Iowa movie site

Kevin Costner and other cast members reunited to mark the 25th anniversary of the movie Field of Dreams.
7/9/2014
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