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  • Uncertainty rules despite higher hog numbers
    Will U.S. pork producers do more bacon makin’ in 2015? If there’s a disease ease, then maybe baby, according to some industry analysts. 
  • Canadian pig industry on the grow, analyst says
    Despite some fairly significant challenges, including disease, a bankruptcy and global strife, Canadian pork producers are on the grow, a Canadian livestock industry analyst said.  
  • High tunnels extend growing season
    For those who are interested in using high tunnels in the 2015 growing year, now is the time to do your homework. 
  • Sudden death syndrome impacts soybean yields
    As combines roll through corn and soybean fields across the Midwest, some fields are expected to produce variable yields. 
  • Bayer strives to find ways to protect crop production
    Research to develop new ways for farmers to manage weeds, disease and harmful pests is important as resistance problems develop and new pests challenge the production of crops. 
  • Plots help growers make seed and crop protection decisions
    A healthy, productive crop starts with the right seed. While researchers steadily work to create new corn hybrids, growers continue to ask the same question: How will they perform on my farm?  
  • Novak to head National Corn Growers Association
    Chris Novak is no stranger to corn. The former leader of Indiana corn and soybean organizations is moving back to the grain industry for his new position as chief executive officer of the National Corn Growers Association. 
  • Prepare now for post-harvest drying
    The nearly ideal weather that has been credited with helping produce an expected record corn crop in Indiana also is yielding concerns that some of the grain will be harvested wetter than normal and require more artificial drying for storage. 
  • Take steps today to prevent accidents tomorrow
    A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say. 
  • Grain bags may be solution
    This year’s projected record corn crop has many farmers looking for alternatives to traditional storage bins and silos, which are expected to fill up quickly now that the harvest is underway. 
  • Record low soybean carryout surprises trade
    With record-shattering anticipated yields, the U.S. Department of Agriculture threw out a surprise for traders with another record. 
  • Year-end stocks revised as harvest ramps up
    Old-crop soybean stocks were much lower than anticipated despite upward revisions of yield and harvested acres, while corn stocks were above previous expectations in a new report. 
  • Fall flower season in full swing at Frankfort farm
    When driving up the lane to Phil and Nancy Carter’s house, seasonal decorations, including a blow-up pumpkin, can be found. 
  • Activist group tries to free foxes
    An animal rights activist group admitted to breaking into an eastern Iowa fox fur farm and trying to free about 30 foxes. 
  • Illiana garners environmental OK
    The planned Illiana Expressway between Indiana and Illinois has cleared a federal environmental review. The Federal Highway Administration published a tier two final environmental impact statement on the 47-mile tollway south of Chicago. 

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