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What's Making News


Nisen, Egolf Win at State Holstein Jr. Show

From the pitching mound to the show ring, Oliver Nisen has enjoyed great success this year.

The Leesburg youth played a key role in ... Read entire story

Farm Bill Passage Unlikely in '24

Despite recent progress on the 2024 Farm Bill — including passage of the House Agriculture Committee's version of the bill and competing ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Planting Finishes with Dry Weather

Another dry week afforded farmers the opportunity to nearly finish planting.

Topsoil moisture levels sharply decreased from the previous ... Read entire story

An Excellent Week for Making Hay

A mostly dry week gave producers time to finish some planting across the state. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Milk Production Forecast Unchanged for This Year

The Agriculture Department left its 2024 and 2025 milk production forecasts in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand ... Read entire story

Emissions Rule Is Bad for Farmers

The National Corn Growers Assn., American Farm Bureau Federation and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. joined the American ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Once Again, Taxpayers on the Hook

A longstanding complaint here is the utter incomprehensibility of federal milk pricing policy. For years we've joked ... Read entire story

Pollinators Essential for Food Production

This week (June 17-23) is National Pollinator Week, a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the tiny heroes who play a massive role in our ... Read entire story

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