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What's Making News

'Suspicious' Fires Under Investigation

Two barn fires within three miles of each other were reported late Monday night near Wakarusa. The chief of the Wakarusa Fire Department ... Read entire story

Wawasee Soils Team Advances to Nationals

The members of the Wawasee High School FFA soils team looked over the grassy slope behind the Warriors' football stadium ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations

Corn, Soybean Planting Picks Up

Colder temperatures prevailed as scattered rainfall aided crop progress in some areas. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork ... Read entire story

Warm Weather Returns to Indiana

Warmer temperatures and above average rainfall spurred crop progress. Soil moisture levels increased from the previous week, with ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News

Rising Corn Prices Putting the Squeeze on U.S. Dairy Farmers

U.S. dairy farmers are feeling the squeeze. Average feed costs are up more than $5 per hundredweight compared to a year earlier, ... Read entire story

Cheese Output Hits Record High of 13.3 Billion Pounds in 2020

Back on the home front, U.S. milk production totaled 223.2 billion pounds in 2020, up a hefty 2.2 percent from 2019, or 1.9 percent, factoring ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns

Dairy Farmers Deserve the Right to Vote

Can you imagine being a member of a group in which your vote counts but you can't cast your own ballot? Sadly, this very situation ... Read entire story

More Greenhouse Gas Comes from Rural Leaders Than Rural America

While everyone uses water, Americans use it up, noted Wallace Stegner, the preeminent writer of the West, in his 1992 book ... Read entire story

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