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  • Commodity pressure rises
    Now that a clearer picture of the old crop marketing year has been painted, the trade turns its focus toward real yields and South American prospective plantings. 
  • Economists share 10 ways to cut costs on farm
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasted that 2015 national corn yields may be the second highest on record. Although yields may be high nationally, many farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt face dismal harvests due to flood damage. 
  • Meals in Fields deliver nutrition, safety message
    “Ag safety is not just a slogan; it’s a lifestyle” was the fitting theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, and that message was literally delivered to the fields. 
  • New corn disease found in Indiana
    Tar spot, a disease that is new to the United States, was identified in a field in the area of Cass and Carroll counties. The disease was identified by the Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab and confirmed by a national plant pathologist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 
  • Low, slow — and wood-fired
    He’s been asked it enough times that he has his answer ready. “I like big butts,” said “Cowboy,” Chris Tornow, one half of the barbecuing and catering business known as Cowboy and Tony’s Butt Shack BBQ in Mendota. 
  • North Carolina farmers rally for hog industry
    Hundreds of eastern North Carolina hog farmers and their supporters are expected to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to increase his support of the state’s hog industry. 
  • Groups seek public policy applicants
    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the spring 2016 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 16. 
  • Corn Palace gets face lift
    The Corn Palace has been steeped in agricultural tradition since 1892, so when the caretakers of one of South Dakota’s most popular tourist attractions decided it was due for some maintenance, they also decided to gently nudge it into the 21st century. 
  • New ag history museum planned
    Progress is being made on plans to transform a former canning company site in southeastern Michigan into an agricultural history museum. Organizers recently announced an update on the project, now called the American Farm Museum and Educational Center. 
  • Duck Day celebrates 20 years
    Twenty years ago, some students from area schools joined members of Ducks Unlimited at Marsh Lake to learn a little bit about ducks. Recently, the tradition of Duck Day continued at Trine State Recreation Area, sponsored by Delta Waterfowl and funded by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation. 

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