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Indiana corn, soybean losses probably less than projected

While Indiana was hit hardest by record rainfall this year, its losses to flooding are less than half of projections.
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Treated food scraps another feed option for Indiana swine

Swine nutrition has improved dramatically over the last 50 years, resulting in hogs that are 75 percent leaner today. Another feed option may be coming to the table for Indiana swine: Treated food scraps from commercial kitchens.
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Chinese firm buying Dow Ag’s oxyfluorfen business

In the five months since the world’s agribusiness giant, Swiss-based Syngenta AG, brushed off a $47 billion takeover bid by St. Louis’s Monsanto Co., boardroom members across the globe have been thinking: What’s next?
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Soybeans top 80 bushels in Indiana test

Benton County, located on Indiana’s border with Illinois west of Lafayette, experienced wet fields and excessive rainfall this season – but soybeans in the area rebounded.
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Indiana’s leaders respond to national debate on coal

The debate ramped up again this week on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan after the Senate voted, 52-46, in favor of two resolutions that disapproved of EPA’s regulations of new and existing coal power plants.
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Coalition to Congress: Avoid federal crop insurance cuts

A coalition of 49 organizations representing a broad variety of interests sent a joint letter to Congress urging legislators to not cut crop insurance from an upcoming omnibus appropriations bill.
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Nearly $4 billion in safety-net payments to start soon

Farmers can expect to receive their safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year in the mail beginning this month. Nearly $4 billion will be dispersed nationwide.
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Urban farmers developing vacant lots in some Midwest cities

In Cleveland, with 20,000 vacant lots and 1,000 houses torn down per year, the city managers are spending exorbitant amounts to maintain properties. In one neighborhood, however, something is growing again: food and farms.
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European Parliament strikes down opt-out deal on GMOs

The European Parliament voted down a proposal that would have let individual member nations "opt out" of the European Union’s (EU) policy of allowing some biotech food and feed imports.
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Increased volatility in ag markets due to La Niña?

Ag markets may react with increased volatility in 2016 due to the current El Niño and its potential impact on future weather patterns, said the senior economist at CME Group, a leading derivatives marketplace.
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