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NCGA selects Ohio farmer as new Corn Board president 
EDISON, Ohio – John Linder, of Edison, along with his brother, Mike, and wife, Cheryl, runs a fifth-generation farm raising corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat and soybeans for seed in the central part of the state.
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Trump and Biden reps discuss plans for agriculture if elected
OAK BROOK, Ill. – Representatives chosen by the Trump and Biden campaigns discussed the agriculture-related views of the presidential candidates during a virtual forum hosted by the Farm Foundation.
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FFA and NAA work together to showcase auctioneering
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It is said that a good auctioneer can almost hypnotize bidders into spending money. The seemingly random words used by the auctioneer are well rehearsed and designed to lull bidders into opening their pocketbooks and splurging on the products presented before them.
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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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Monarch Waystations are needed across readership area 
It’s one of nature’s top wonders: each fall, millions of monarch butterflies migrate from upper Midwest and Corn Belt states to mountains in central Mexico to wait out the winter. Along the way from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere the insects require plenty of nutrition and habitat, which has historically been provided by milkweed plant varieties that are now threatened -- primarily by modern farming practices.
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TSU gets $6 million grant to target fruit tree killing beetles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State University is leading the charge to find better ways of combating a beetle deadly to trees, including those producing nuts and fruit.
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University of Tennessee takes lead role in suicide prevention
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – According to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – five years before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world – rates of suicide in rural communities measured twice that of urban areas. Falling commodity prices, bad weather, trade wars along with debt loads are just a few of the problems that farmers are facing today.
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Iowa State economists study ag resilience under COVID-19
AMES, Iowa – A group of Iowa State University (ISU) economists were awarded a two-year, $458,000 grant to study how COVID-19 has impacted the U.S. food supply chain, with the goal of finding short- and long-term solutions to increase resiliency against future disruptions.
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