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It's Fair Time!


Pricey Steer Paces St. Joe 4-H Auction

The grand champion beef steer at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend broke a new record at the livestock ... Read entire story

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What's Making News


'Boomerang' Bartz Wins Pit Spit Championship in Eau Claire

Minimal training and a well-rested spitter seemed to be the winning formula for Kevin "Boomerang" Bartz, ... Read entire story

Purdue Field Day Set in Columbia City

Purdue University Extension in northeastern Indiana will host a field day Aug. 22 for farmers and agribusiness ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Warm Days Help Field Crops Catch Up on Heat Units

A break in the cool and wet temperatures provided some relief as fields dried out and growing degree days ... Read entire story

Warm Weather Spurs Crop Progress

Warmer and drier weather continued last week, allowing farmers to complete some much-needed fieldwork. Scattered ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Class 3 Milk Price a Dollar Better Than Last Year, Highest in 2 Years

The Agriculture Department announced the June Federal order benchmark milk price at $16.27 per hundredweight, ... Read entire story

Profit Outlook for Hog Producers Looks Slim for Balance of 2019

The pork outlook started this year on a downbeat, then in March and April markets recognized that African swine ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Prevented Planting Opens Up Opportunity for Grazing

I find it hard to believe that it is already July. I was beginning to think we were stuck in April showers ... Read entire story

Horses and Ice Cream

Before I had my driver's license or a car of my own, my horse served as my transportation. The most important ... Read entire story

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