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Jury awards farm owner in Indiana eminent domain case
Dicamba drift damage complaints lodged by farmers in many states
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Grimes’ Taiwan trip strengthens fiscal relationship with Kentucky
Ohio State dairy students travel to European dairies
   
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Record soybean crop, prices are still strong
USDA’s June 30 announcement that a record 89.5 million acres of soybeans are planted in 2017 – a 7 percent increase over last year – did not keep the agency from raisingits forecast of the 2017/18 average farm price for soybeans by a dime, to $8.40-$10.40 per bushel.
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High-oleic soy growers will benefit in new partnership
A new program designed to help high-oleic soybean farmers improve sustainability will benefit those who grow the crop, according to a Lafayette producer.
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Voracious Japanese beetles return to Midwest in droves
Thanks in large part to a mild winter, the pesky Japanese beetle is having one of its more prolific years.
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California to add glyphosate to carcinogen warning label
The herbicide glyphosate – the active ingredient in the widely used Roundup brand, manufactured by Monsanto Co. – is a popular weed management tool embraced by many farmers, landscapers, gardeners and homeowners.
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Comments sought on Indiana dicamba restriction decision
The Office of Indiana State Chemist (OISC) had logged 143 complaints about dicamba drift as of July 13, according to the office’s pesticide administrator.
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Heavy rain, flooding slows growth of most row crops
Michigan’s major crops are well behind their averages.
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White House to submit Censky for USDA post
The White House announced on July 13 it would nominate American Soybean Assoc. (ASA) CEO Stephen Censky as USDA deputy secretary.
 
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Senate farm bill hearing looks at forest, conservation efforts
In 1998, wildfire programs were allotted about 16 percent of the federal forestry budget. Today, that figure has increased to 53 percent.
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Owners of Michigan dairy face illegal labor charges
A co-owner of a dairy farm in the Thumb area of Michigan has pled guilty to hiring people to work on the farm without verifying they were eligible to work in the United States.
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Indiana Barn Foundation to host annual meeting Saturday
The Indiana Barn Foundation (IBF) welcomes everyone to attend its fourth Annual Meeting on July 22 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The foundation will also host a bus tour of barns in Hancock and Madison counties, this Friday; the tour may already be sold out.
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