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Hurricanes spark new WRDA considerations at roundtable
Terminal B at PortMiami is far removed from the fields of the Corn Belt. The busy transportation hub in the center of hurricane country provided a fitting location, however, for an important Congressional roundtable kicking off discussions for the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).
11/8/2017
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Stressors separate Illinois neighbors' '17 corn yields
Separated by only a few miles, corn yields varied greatly in early- and late-season trials conducted on northwestern Illinois crop fields by Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST).
11/8/2017
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More than 90k Indiana farms in federal crop lose safety net
 More than 90,000 Indiana farms are sharing close to $300 million in federal funds to help recover from 2016 being a down year financially for crops.
11/8/2017
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Ducklings perish, chicks live in two separate Indiana fires
Thousands of baby ducks perished, but a much larger number of baby chicks were spared in October fires close to 48 hours apart on nearby Indiana farms.
11/8/2017
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Off-road diesel prices at highest since May 2015
When Bryan Kirkpatrick put in two additional large diesel fuel storage tanks on his corn and soybean farm in 2008, he wondered if he was doing the right thing.
11/8/2017
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Illinois' state ag agency takes another budget hit
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Already hit by a two-year budget stalemate, officials with the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) are financially adjusting once again because of cuts announced late last month by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office.
11/8/2017
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Illinois researcher zeroing in on soil condition and soybean SDS
A Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher has developed timely new evidence to a long-known hypothesis: Soil condition could hold the key to combating sudden death syndrome (SDS).
11/8/2017
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ACA enrollment, reenrollment available online until Dec. 15

A study from just a decade ago found that health care was the No. 1 concern of American farmers.
11/8/2017
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Indiana committee wraps up study of animal feeding ops
An Indiana legislative study committee spent the last few months looking at ways to address concerns regarding the regulation of confined feeding operations (CFOs) in the state.
11/8/2017
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Ohio Farm Bureau chief hitting every county on listening tour
When Adam Sharp became Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) executive vice president about a year ago, he decided he wanted to visit every county Farm Bureau for a listening session.
11/8/2017
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