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House OKs permanent tax cuts, but Senate may wait, or alter it
The U.S. House of Representatives voted late last month to extend the individual tax cuts in President Trump's 2017 tax law; however, it appears unlikely anything more will be done on it before the midterm elections on Nov. 6.
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Some Indiana farmers concerned about upgrading U.S. Highway 30
Protecting farmers is a high priority if a four-lane divided highway choked with intersections, traffic lights and driveways is converted into a limited access freeway.
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FFA to award four American Stars at national convention
Four FFA students in this region, out of 16 selected across the country, are finalists for the organization’s 2018 top achievement awards to be presented Oct. 25, at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
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Studied inspection of farm incomes tells a new story
A recent report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service analyzed the farm income of about 2 million U.S. households, and found a different picture is revealed with comprehensive study.
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September hog numbers show a continued expansion of herd
 The Sept. 1 USDA Quarterly Hogs & Pigs report showed continued expansion of the U.S. hog herd in the third quarter – numbers that were mostly in line with pre-report expectations, according to one agricultural economist who analyzed it.
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Canned pumpkin supply good; ornamentals facing challenges
The outlook for pumpkins this October varies, according to experts and growers. Pumpkins for processing seem to be in good supply after a relatively successful growing season, meaning there should be plenty of canned pumpkin available at supermarkets.
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Firm withdraws plans for wind turbines in Cass and Miami counties
Renewable Energy Systems, based in the United Kingdom, recently withdrew plans for 150-225 wind turbines in Cass and Miami counties. The company cited only ‘’technical circumstances’’ for its decision.
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4-H fundraiser continuing ninth year
Tractor Supply Co. (TSC) is rounding out its ninth year of partnership with 4-H to bring millions of dollars in scholarship funds to 4-H youth.
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Students hope to pay it forward by becoming national FFA officers
A new student leadership team will soon be in place to represent the National FFA Organization during the next year.
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Taiwan buyers sign on to buy $1.56 billion in U.S. soybeans
Members of the Taiwan Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission have signed a letter of intent to purchase U.S. soybeans worth $1.56 billion, in an Oct. 1 signing ceremony at the Iowa Capitol.
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