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Migrant workers in Michigan sue in labor dispute

A group of migrant workers has sued Pioneer Hi-Bred International and others for alleged labor violations stemming from the 2012 growing season.
9/3/2014
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USDA working with states to improve public access on private-owned land

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the USDA is collaborating with nine state agencies and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Nation to increase recreational and economic opportunities on private lands.
9/3/2014
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U.S. propane inventories climb back to 2012 level

Following the large drawdown in stocks last winter, U.S. propane inventories have increased, with total weekly supplies now topping 70 million barrels.
9/3/2014
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Land still desirable investment even if some value is dipping

The value of Indiana’s farmland declined in the first six months of the year, according to Craig Dobbins, a professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University.
9/3/2014
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Illinois elevators gear up for bumper crop harvest

One could count Peoria County farmer Vern Schaffner among those anticipating a possible record harvest of both corn and soybeans.
9/10/2014
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Economist: Livestock to expand and meat consumption to go up

Record prices for meat and animal industries means a change is coming to the marketplace, said Purdue University ag economist Dr. Chris Hurt.
9/10/2014
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Merger between Tyson and Hillshire Brands completed

Tyson Foods’ purchase of Hillshire Brands has been completed, Tyson agreed to pay about $8.55 billion for the Chicago-based company.
9/10/2014
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U.S. meat export volumes projected steady or rising

The cost of a barbecue increased this summer, as Americans showed willingness to pay record prices for beef, pork and chicken for the grill.
9/10/2014
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Cattle groups oppose expanding Argentina beef imports into U.S.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc. and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Assoc. do not always agree on trade policy, but the two groups do agree the United States should not open its borders to fresh beef from Argentina’s Patagonia region.
9/10/2014
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Ohio FB: Check taxes to see if grain bins are real property

Farmers should check their tax records to see if they are being taxed for their metal grain bins. Some Ohio counties are taxing them; others are not.
9/10/2014
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