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  • Spring's sights, smells
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  • Steps for maximizing soybean yields
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  • Celebrate 'Napa Valley of Midwest' with newspaper
    AgriNews is celebrating Hoosier grapes and wine with our “Winery of the Month” series. This series really hits home for me. As a big fan of wine and advocate for local businesses, I couldn’t wait to visit some of Indiana’s finest vineyards. 
  • Less corn now needed to make gallon of ethanol
    U.S. ethanol production reached record levels last year while using fewer bushels of corn to produce a gallon of the fuel. 
  • Soy contest creativity impresses audience
    What were you doing when you were 19 years old? I know I was attending classes at Indiana University in the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, living in a house with four roommates and playing on a co-ed intramural softball team. I also know what I wasn’t doing: I wasn’t inventing something. 
  • Farmers need to talk about succession plan with family
    Developing a succession plan for a farming operation is not an easy subject for families to discuss. 
  • Catfights, Chipolte and staying connected
    Today, I want to talk about catfights and Chipotle’s anti-GMO message. Real, actual catfights. I have three cats, one cat shy of cat lady status. 



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