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  • Keep focus on high yields
    Following several months of crop reports full of surprises for the trade, the October estimates for production and balance sheets settled into the range of expectations. 
  • USDA trims harvested acreage estimates
    As anticipated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced harvested acre estimates in the October crop production report, putting them in line with crop insurance fillings. 
  • Keep kids safe on farm
    Whether a young person lives on a farm or is visiting, there are many hazards and situations that can put them at risk. The leading causes of death on farms involve accidents with machinery, motor vehicles or drowning. 
  • USDA: PED virus likely linked to China
    A virus that killed more than 8 million baby pigs in 2013 and 2014 nearly matches the DNA of a virus found in China and likely was carried into the United States on reusable tote bags used in international trade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. 
  • Reindeer doctor specializes in reproductive issues
    Dr. Isaac Bottl’s work day always starts the same way. He walks out the back door of his Springville veterinary clinic, collects a few scoops of feed from a small garage and goes to feed his reindeer — Sven and Twinks. 
  • Tree deaths may be related to weather stress
    Homeowners and landowners need to keep an eye on trees that may be dying from weather-related stress, Purdue University tree experts say. Symptoms recently noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees in Indiana include leaf scorch — the browning of leaves — branch dieback and premature defoliation. 
  • Fall soybean sample collection to promote value
    We experienced a tough growing season in our area in 2015, which was the case for many farmers throughout Illinois. I had several acres that were lost to flooding. 
  • Asgrow, DeKalb products drive performance
    SPONSORED: Farmers depend on advancements in seed technology to help drive higher yield and profitability. 
  • Thinking differently about farm animals
    When Jim and I moved to Missouri more than a decade ago, we visited several churches until we found the one best suited to our spiritual needs. It was a balmy spring morning when we attended a church in one of the small towns near our home. 
  • What's new in seed technology?
    SPONSORED: This season, farmers had the opportunity to plant new Asgrow soybean and DeKalb corn products offering great new genetics and high-yield potential. 
  • Indiana Farm Bureau must look to next 25 years
    Since announcing my candidacy for Indiana Farm Bureau president almost exactly two months ago, I have traveled around the state and spoken with people interested in the advancement of ag. 
  • Historic trade pact cuts tariffs
    A historic agreement that includes tariff eliminations or reductions for U.S. agricultural exports was reached when trade ministers from 12 countries completed the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. 
  • Behind opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. President Barack Obama has begun what may be a similarly difficult task — selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public. 
  • Can you solve yield mystery?
    The Mosaic Co. has combined 21st-century technology with a nod to the past with the launch of The Great Yield Mystery, an episodic podcast drama focused on examining the intricacies of high-yield agronomy. 
  • Farm Bureau praises WOTUS ruling
    A federal court has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop enforcement nationwide of the Waters of the United States rule, and while Farm Bureau is pleased with this action, the organization cautions farmers and others who are concerned about WOTUS that the ruling is a temporary delay. 

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