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Indiana holiday meal cost up over 2016; U.S. down
After a significant decrease in 2016, grocery store prices for a traditional Thanksgiving meal are back to previous trends, according to Indiana Farm Bureauís (IFB) annual Thanksgiving Marketbasket survey.
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Know how to stop small fires, as well as how to prevent, on-farm
Three weeks ago the evening skies lighted up as flames gutted the historic home at Leetonia’s McKeefrey Farm on West Main Street. The smoke was visible for miles and the crackling of wood was too much to bear for the homeowner (who requested not to be identified herein).
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House OKs tax cut package, Senate is at work on its own
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.5 trillion Republican tax cut bill on Nov. 16, by a vote of 227-205.
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Grand Rapids to host Great Lakes Fruit & Veggie Expo
The premier show for Michigan fruit and vegetable growers and farm marketers is Dec. 5-7 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids.
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Farm groups mull options as NAFTA’s future in limbo

 The USDA is making contingency plans in case the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dissolved. At the same time, members of Congress recently asked those in the agricultural industry about NAFTA, and ag representatives stood together with strong support for international trade deals in general and NAFTA, specifically.
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Top-yielding hybrids make over 271 bushels per acre
Yielding 271.5 bushels to the acre, Golden Harvest product G05B91-3010 came out on top in an early season corn grain test on Lee Newcomberís farm in Putnam County of northwest Ohio. The corn had a gross income of $926 to the acre. Moisture was 18.5 percent with 2 percent lodging.
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Petition urges DOJ to block the Monsanto-Bayer merger
A group representing farmers, consumers and environmentalists were turned away from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Nov. 14, as they attempted to deliver a petition with more than 1 million signatures calling on the government to block the $66 billion mega-merger of St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. with German chemical giant Bayer AG.
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American ag applauds WTO's Indonesia ruling
Farm and food exporters are hoping for more reliable access to Indonesia’s fast-growing food market, after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against import measures applied to products from the United States and New Zealand.
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Michigan soliciting comments on changes for best farm practices
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is seeking feedback as it prepares its latest round of Right to Farm guidelines on best management practices, which are reviewed annually.
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Historic early CAT collection at Peoria Visitors Cinter display
Guests and vendors attending the 2017 Greater Peoria Farm Show (GPFS) will find opportunities for entertainment in the downtown and riverfront sectors of the city, located within walking distance of the Peoria Civic Center, host site for the show.
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