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Family Turns to Farming for Quality of Life

Compelling reasons for quitting farming these days include high stress, too much debt and ungodly hours, to name just a few ... Read entire story

Fair Season Becomes Virtual, as Allegan, Cass Counties Cancel

By now, readers may have noticed that the Exchange hasn't published its annual Fair Issue, previewing the 28 county fairs in ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Much-Needed Rain Gives Boost to Michigan Crops

The majority of the state experienced warm conditions with varied rainfall that arrived late in the week. There were 5.9 days ... Read entire story

Rain Improves Crop Conditions

Significant rain events replenished fields across the state last week. Topsoil and subsoil moisture levels increased ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Hogs and Pigs Report Leaves Few Bright Spots on the Horizon

Another all-time record hog inventory amidst the COVID-19 pandemic extends further downward pressure on prices. The USDA's June Hogs ... Read entire story

Farmers' Production Cuts Key to Turnaround

China's latest customs data shows May imports of whole milk powder (WMP) were up 13.2 percent from May 2019. HGD says those ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


COVID-19's Impact on Property

Indiana school districts were relieved when the governor announced that the state would not be cutting aid in ... Read entire story

Let Freedom Ring

July 4, 1776. The day we declared independence from a tyrannical government. The date the Declaration of Independence was officially ... Read entire story

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