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Indiana teens win in national ‘Make It With Wool’ competition


 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Two Indiana teens won top honors in the national Make It With Wool (MIWW) competition held during the American Sheep Industry (ASI) Convention in January.
3/3/2020
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Iowa Soybean Association launches research center for farming innovation


ANKENY, Iowa – In a concerted effort to help growers boost soybean productivity through improved data, information and decision tools related to agronomics and conservation, the Iowa Soybean Assoc. (ISA) has announced its launch of the Research Center for Farming Innovation.
3/3/2020
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More farmers convert to organic in 2019
Washington, D.C. — While 2019 saw declining numbers in most operations across the nation, a new study by Mercaris found the opposite was true for organic farms. According to the market data service, the number of U.S. farmers growing organic produce harvested nearly 3.3 million acres of certified organic field crops, driven by 14 percent more organic field crop operations.
3/3/2020
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Maple syrup festival fun and educational

SALEM, Ind. - February and early March are prime time to collect maple sap to make syrup. And LM Sugarbush LLC opens its gates to the general public to entertain with various activities and teach visitors how the sweet stuff is made.
3/3/2020
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CornPro Trailers to be headed up by David Frette
ELNORA, Ind. – Indiana-based manufacturing firm CornPro Trailers has announced that David Frette of southern Indiana will be taking over complete ownership of the 35-year-old CornPro, buying out his brother’s, Gerry Frette, 50 percent interest in the company.
3/3/2020
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U.S. Grains Council touted ethanol at India Auto Expo


The exhibition area at the India Auto Expo, India’s largest auto show held every two years, covers an area equal to 15 football fields. Stationed amid vehicle unveilings and booths representing 40 different vehicle manufacturers, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and U.S. industry partners invited attendees to learn about the economic, environmental and health benefits of increased ethanol use. Roughly 600,000 individuals — including Indian consumers, fuel industry stakeholders and government officials — attended the auto show.
3/3/2020
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Planning ahead to protect pets in emergency situations

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Livestock producers and pet owners should think about protecting their animals in severe weather before an emergency occurs, an Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) official said.
3/3/2020
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Farmers should know history in weighing insurance coverage


 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Corn and soybean producers are urged to know the history of their farms and surrounding areas before deciding the type of crop insurance to purchase for 2020. 
3/3/2020
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Buy out of Dean Foods by Dairy Farmers of America


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dairy Farmers of America is offering $425 million in U.S. bankruptcy court for much of the Dean Foods operation.
3/3/2020
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School bus fleet converting to propane


MICHIGAN CITY — Co-ops are traditionally known for running grain elevators and supplying products like propane for use on farms.
3/3/2020
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