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What's Making News


GOP Senate Candidates Back Tariffs

Indiana's three Republican Senate candidates continue to voice support for President Donald Trump's trade brinkmanship with ... Read entire story

May Is the Best Time to Plant Corn

Planting date research has shown that the optimum corn planting period for much of Michigan is from the beginning to middle of May. Numerous studies have ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Michigan Sees Heavy Snow, Ice

Winter-like conditions at week's end increased heavy snow cover in northern Michigan and contributed to overly saturated ... Read entire story

Wet, Cold Conditions Cause Delays

Wet and cold conditions prevailed and continued to delay fieldwork.

Temperatures rose during the latter portion of the week, only to be ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Milk Production Forecast Holds Steady; Feb. Exports Set Record

The Agriculture Department left its 2018 milk production forecast in the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report ... Read entire story

Even with Cold Spring, It's Too Early to Write Off Corn Acreage

Recent unseasonably cold and wet weather over much of the Corn Belt precipitates speculation into the prospect of reduced corn acreage this ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Wisdom Should Come with Age

In May 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus, a Pole living in Prussia, published "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres," a book that ... Read entire story

The Taste of Crow

It looks like my prediction for an early spring, which I gushed over about a month and a half ago, was wrong. I'm here to publicly eat crow, ... Read entire story

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