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Farm World celebrates 60 years in publication

On Feb. 15, 1955, Tom and Peg Mayhill planned to expand their small publishing business in Knightstown, Ind. by starting a farm-focused newspaper called The Eastern Indiana Farmer.
2/11/2015
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Monsanto, BASF join Dow in labeling herbicides for drift

Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp. have agreed to wording regarding wind direction on labels for their dicamba-based herbicides, according to the chair of the Save Our Crops Coalition.
5/6/2015
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Avian flu bans cause county fairs to hustle 

Across much of the Midwest, safety measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza will affect 4-H members whose projects involve pigeons or poultry.
6/10/2015
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Budweiser Clydesdales trained from birth for work with public

They are bred for pulling and working, so parts of their public role come naturally to them. But the mammoth horses still need to be trained from birth to learn to deal with the public, to be handled and clipped and to endure noises such as 10,000 screaming fans at Mardi Gras.
7/29/2015
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States petitioning feds with disaster requests
 Indiana’s governor has asked USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue disaster declarations for 53 of the state’s 92 counties because of excessive rain and flooding.
8/6/2015
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House hearing focuses on possible return of bird flu
 Highly pathogenic avian influenza, sometimes called avian flu, is likely to reemerge this fall as wild birds take to the skies on their migratory flight paths.
That’s according to experts at last week’s hearing at the House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. 
8/6/2015
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Dairy-state senators, industry monitoring TPP access, tariffs
Senators representing  the country’s leading dairy states have joined forces with industry representatives to encourage  U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to protect the nation’s dairy industry as negotiations on the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) continue.
8/6/2015
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Study displays benefits of strip-till over even no-till

"The Midwest has colder and wetter springs. With no-till, the plant residue is a barrier to the soil warming up and drying, causing a delay in planting. A delay can reduce the yield potential.” 
8/6/2015
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USDA OKs disaster loan status for Indiana, Illinois

The USDA has approved requests from Illinois and Indiana to declare 140 counties across both states disaster areas because of flooding and excessive rain.
8/19/2015
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USDA’s forecast for corn, soybeans differs by region

The USDA’s corn and soybean forecasts released on Aug. 12 have earned mixed reviews regionally.
8/19/2015
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