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Don’t take safety shortcuts during grain harvest season

A wet harvest and cool temperatures may induce farmers to take shortcuts to safety this fall; Purdue University farm safety experts want to remind farmers to take their time.
10/15/2014
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Soy groups: Big harvest highlights shipping woes

Access to multiple modes of transportation – roads, rivers and rail – allows Illinois farmers a competitive advantage over those in many other states.
10/15/2014
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Illinois winter wheat crop may be the smallest in a decade

Mother Nature may wreak some havoc this fall with growers looking to get in their winter wheat crops.
10/15/2014
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Dry-bean growers looking at a boom harvest in Michigan

Michigan dry bean growers are on track for one of their best years.
10/15/2014
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Canada to produce less wheat, but export a higher percentage

Canada’s wheat crop production will drop more than 26 percent this year. But the world’s leading wheat exporter will ship more this year, putting pressure on other wheat exporters, including the United States.
10/15/2014
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USDA putting $118M into specialty crops nationally

The USDA invested nearly $118 million in grants for specialty crops across the country earlier this month.
10/15/2014
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Kentucky grants to help farmers reach out to bigger retail buyers

Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced nearly $118 million in grants would go to states to help in efforts of strengthening markets for specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.
10/15/2014
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Specialty crop research group green-lights funding initiatives

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture finalized grants for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative during the Specialty Crop Committee meeting on Oct.1-2.
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Fracking sand, transloading facility opening in east Ohio

Progress with fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is ongoing – so much that Wildcat Minerals out of Golden, Colo. has opened a frac sand and proppant transloading facility in Hannibal, Ohio, in the Utica Shale.
10/15/2014
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IPPA: PEDv among factors to decide 2015 porcine profits

Tim Maiers and his associates with the Illinois Pork Producers Assoc. understand that, though domestic retail pork sales remain strong, consumers are alarmed at recent increases in the price of their favorite cuts of pork chops, bacon and ham products at the supermarket.
10/15/2014
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