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Revised zoning order meant to cut bovine TB in Michigan
 A revised zoning order has created new wildlife biosecurity strategies that Michigan cattle farmers will have to implement to minimize the risk of bovine tuberculosis (TB) affecting their herds.
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Some Kentucky dairies finding markets, but questions remain
For more than a half-century, Bob Klingenfus produced milk for Dean Foods, the largest dairy company in the United States. “I started when I was 16,” he recalled.
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Worried Ohioans learning from Pennsylvania about fracking aid
 As fracking operations have made their way westward into Ohio from Pennsylvania, Ohioans are looking at their neighbors to the east for any kind of advice on dealing with the aftermath and intrusion of hydraulic fracturing.
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Some farmers feel left out in Kasich’s fertilizer order

Farmers in northwestern Ohio are targeted by a more aggressive strategy to stop the overgrowth of algae, which has had a serious impact on the water quality of Lake Erie.
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Porkers bolt for the finish line in popular Indiana county fair race
 Life would be easier for Chris Hohalek if his pigs moved even half as fast as the ones he saw racing for the first time.
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Display space still available for Kokomo’s Harvest Expo
Some of the latest and greatest farm equipment will be on display at the 2018 Harvest Expo August 8, at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center.
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Driver shortage, fuel prices pushing ag transport costs
 Illinois farmers expect increased trucking costs for this harvest season, driven by diesel fuel prices, a nationwide truck driver shortage, rising equipment costs and the newly implemented rule for electronic logging devices (ELD).
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Iowa researchers develop app for soybean diseases

 An independent team of Iowa State University agronomists and engineers have developed a mobile device app that could allow farmers – or anyone – with access to a smart phone detect soybean diseases in a similar way trained plant breeders and scientists already do.
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Unique hog loader saves time, energy, improves safety
At Cooper Farms in northwestern Ohio, there’s a lot of moving going on. The company, which started its hog business in 1994, moves up to 700,000 pigs a year from barns to trailers to packing plants.
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Indiana report gauges road, bridge conditions
Sixty-three percent of Indiana’s county roads were in good or fair shape in 2017, according to a report released last month. The study also found that 9 percent of the state’s more than 13,000 bridges were structurally deficient, and 15 percent functionally obsolete.
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