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  • Last call for Dairy Breakfast
    People waited in line up to an hour for a taste of what was likely the last Dairy Breakfast at Lindale Holstein Farm in Hampshire.
  • Bigham Jerseys marks 100 years of showing
    Yes, Jimmy Reiman showed the Champion Jersey and the Grand Champion Overall at the 2016 Dairy Cattle Exhibition at the Perry County Fair.
  • USDA makes it easier to refinance mortgages
    A series of changes will make it faster and cheaper for homeowners to refinance U.S. Department of Agriculture mortgages, announced Tony Hernandez, USDA Rural Housing Service administrator.
  • FSA County nominating starts
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees has begun.
  • USDA extends deadline for recording farm structure
    A one-time extension to the deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations was announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. This date is used to determine the level of interest an individual holds in a legal entity for the applicable program year.
  • Come, enjoy a ‘Super Hero A-Fair’
    The 95th annual Marshall-Putnam Fair, running July 13-17, promises a “Super Hero A-Fair” at the fairgrounds in Henry with carnival rides, fabulous fair food and traditional livestock showing and judging.
  • Poultry farmer stands up for contract growers
    Nestled against the George Washington National Forest, in the quiet town of Upper Tract, W.Va., contract poultry farmer Eric Hedrick struggles to keep his family, and his 315,000 birds, healthy and fed.
  • N.D. judge asked to nullify anti-corporate farming law
    The North Dakota Farm Bureau asked a federal judge to declare the state’s nearly century-old anti-corporate farming law unconstitutional.
  • Her mission: Helping, protecting animals
    Stacey Ballard’s love for animals can be traced back to growing up in South Carolina and spending time on her grandparents’ thoroughbred horse farm.
  • Why chemigation, and why now?
    When discussing the topic of chemigation, it isn’t accurate to say that this is a practice whose time has come. After all, chemigation has been used in many farming operations, across the country and internationally, with great success since the 1980s.
  • Tour offers ‘shopportunity’ for international guests
    Sergio Martin of Jalisco, Mexico, is the third generation of his family to be in the pork and poultry business.
  • Create pathway to farm leadership
    As the older generation on the farm thinks about the legacy they want to leave, they should feel pride in what they’ve built. They’ve labored over the operation, and they’ve given their blood, sweat and tears for many years.
  • Many ag issues remain before Congress
    Several agriculture-related issues remain on the table as the U.S. Congress begins to turn its focus toward the presidential election.
  • Illinois wheat harvest was in full swing
    Despite periods of rain last week in Illinois, soybean planting neared completion and farmers made good progress on harvesting wheat and green beans.
  • Celebrate Dairy Month
    For more than 75 years, milk and dairy products have been promoted every June in celebration of National Dairy Month. As consumers indulge in their favorite dairy products this month, National Farmers Union is taking a step back to the farm gate to recognize the hardworking family farmers who are involved in dairy production across the U.S.

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