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225 Animals Bring $233,000 at Ottawa County Fair

The Ottawa County Fair auction, held July 30 in Holland, featured 225 animals and raised a record $233,000. There were ... Read entire story

Calhoun Sale Brings in $444,794

Receipts from the Calhoun County livestock auction, held Aug. 20 and 21 in Marshall, totaled ... Read entire story

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What's Making News


McKinney: EPA Looking Closely at Ag

Federal action could be on the horizon if high nutrient levels continue to show up in ditches, rivers and ... Read entire story

Refrigerated Train Cars Now in Sight for Kingsbury

The longstanding effort to have farm products inside refrigerated train cars running non-stop between Kingsbury ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Apple Crop Above Average

Michigan's apple growers will harvest approximately 24 million bushels of apples this year, according ... Read entire story

Corn Faces Higher Risk of Stalk Rot

As you drive the county roads today, you can't help but see that much of the corn is light green ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Cheese, Butter Prices Give Ground

Cash dairy product prices were on a roller coaster the last week of August. After all, this is fair season ... Read entire story

Lower Meal Prices Cut Pork Costs

Soybean meal is an important but an economically secondary feed ingredient in hog diets compared ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


At Last! Baked Spaghetti

Baked spaghetti is a lot like lasagna, only less work. It calls for noodles, sauce and cheese, and ... Read entire story

Sometimes, It Is Operator Error

It was one of those moments when something that seemed unsolvable suddenly was easily solved and the barrier ... Read entire story

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