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  • Pork exports hinge on trade deals, China
    Iowa State University’s Dermot Hayes had the answer, three possible ones, for his own question about U.S. pork exports. “What happens next?” he asked. “I see three outcomes,” Hayes said. 
  • Vets for large animals scarce
    If you are one of the estimated 10,000 cattle producers in Mississippi, you may have faced a challenge in finding a veterinarian to treat a sick or injured animal right away. 
  • Study finds no break in global warming
    Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new federal study that rebuts doubters who’ve claimed that that heating trends have paused.  
  • Whooping crane seen in Indiana
    An endangered whooping crane that recently appeared in far northeastern Indiana has attracted the attention of birding enthusiasts. After the crane was spotted in Steuben County, retired state interpretive naturalist Fred Wooley went searching for it. 
  • Pence sees worth in reservoir plan
    Gov. Mike Pence said he sees merit to the proposal for a reservoir on the White River in central Indiana that could cost $450 million. Pence said the project could help the state’s long-term water needs and provide a fresh way of attracting investment and people to the Anderson area. 
  • Purdue farm in way of progress
    A student-run farm at and Purdue University intramural fields that lie in the path of progress could find themselves on the move. The sites are located within the scope of a planned aerospace technology park and a State Street Master Plan that’s designed to promote economic development. 
  • Hoosier teen up early preparing livestock for fair
    Every day, rain or shine, Lizbeth Funkhouser gets up early, pulls on rubber boots, hops a fence and dodges cow droppings as she walks across a grassy field to feed her cattle and pig. 
  • Make most of your melon harvest
    Purdue Extension will host a workshop to help Indiana melon producers prepare their packinghouses for a productive 2015 cantaloupe and watermelon harvest. 
  • Southwest Purdue field day includes health fair
    A health fair, children’s activities and educational sessions on a wide range of agricultural topics will highlight the Southwest Purdue Agriculture Center Field Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9 at the center, 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes. 
  • Learn tips on turf, landscape care
    Property managers will learn about the latest advances in turf and landscape maintenance at the 70th Purdue Turf and Landscape Field Day on July 14. 
  • Monsanto exec: Merger with Syngenta would be win for farmers
    The ultimate beneficiaries of Monsanto’s bid to acquire one of its biggest competitors will be the world’s farmers, a top executive believes. The company is attempting a purchase of Swiss-based Syngenta following the rejection by Syngenta’s board of a merger offer. 
  • Grower overcomes health problems, continues harvest
    Ed Bell may have spent four months in the hospital this winter, but he and his wife, Debbie, still are going strong. 
  • Ethanol industry raises questions
    A docket tucked into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuels Standard revision issued last month has the ethanol industry questioning the contradictions. 
  • Strawberry farm ends season on sweet note
    The Bell family strawberry farm is celebrating 30 years of business this year, and owners Ed and Debbie Bell are just as fond of strawberries as the day they started. 
  • Crop losses possible from flooding, Purdue experts say
    While assessing potential crop damage from recent torrential rains and flooding in parts of the Midwest will take time, farmers should be prepared for possible losses, Purdue Extension experts say. 



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