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Downy Mildew showing up on Michigan’s cucumbers
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Vertical farming: spreading quickly and coming to a community near you

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you don’t purchase your fruits and vegetables from a local farmers market, chances are those avocados, grapes or tomatoes you have in your refrigerator may have already logged many miles and long hours on some cold storage truck before eventually sitting idly in your local grocery store. That same produce will neither smell nor taste as fresh as fresh-picked produce.
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New bill would add 150-mile hauling exemption 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate late last month would provide U.S. agricultural producers much-needed flexibility for hauling livestock and perishable commodities. 
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis shows up in Michigan’s U.P.
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development(MDARD) announced early this month that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a deadly mosquito-borne disease, was found in Baraga County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Ohio ag community fundraiser helps injured farmer

OXFORD, Ohio – The ag community takes care of their own. On a gorgeous fall Saturday, 56 tractors headed out from Schwab’s Family Farm Market, in Oxford, for a 30-mile ride to Hueston Woods State Park and back. It was a benefit for Jason Beckner, who was critically injured in a truck/train collision on Aug. 6.
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Conservation work continues across Mississippi River Basin

DES MOINES, Iowa – Conservation work is continuing across the Mississippi River Basin, according to Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig, co-chair of the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force (GMHTF).
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Honey maker blames mosquito spraying for dead honey bees
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is defending itself against claims by a honey maker blaming the spraying of mosquitoes for the death of half of his bees in the northwest part of the state.
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Seven states put out Covid video for ag workers with unifing message
LANSING, Mich. – “In a year of unforeseen challenges, we have discovered the power of unity,” said Dorothy Pelanda, director of the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture. “Seven of us, with one goal,” said Ryan Quarles, commissioner of the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture. “The food and agriculture industry has shown remarkable resilience during the pandemic,” said Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana Dept. of Agriculture. “Wear a mask, it’s such a simple step,” said Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).
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Long wait in line for Pokagon toboggan run
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U.S. commodity inventories tighten

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