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St. Joe 4-H Auction Raises $396,000

The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair held the livestock auction last Friday in South Bend. There was a total of 533 lots that generated ... Read entire story

Pulaski 4-H Fair Auction Raises $104,658

Last Thursday, Pulaski County 4-H Fair auctioned off more than 130 lots during the annual livestock auction raising a total ... Read entire story

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What's Making News

Familiar Name Wins Pit Spitting Event in Eau Claire

Once again, the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire provided all the family drama a person needs on a ... Read entire story

Blueberries Expected to Double This Season

Dean Ott expects to have twice as many blueberries for people to pick as last year on his two farms close to ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations

Winter Wheat Harvest Begins with Hot, Dry Weather

Hot, dry conditions prevailed throughout the state, adding stress and declining conditions to crops ... Read entire story

Corn, Bean Development Advances

High temperatures and scattered rains continued to push crop progress ahead of schedule. Fields had begun to ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News

Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers for U.S. Hog Industry

The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices ... Read entire story

Class 3 Milk Price Climbs 3 Cents, but Remains Below 2017 Level

The nation's June Federal order benchmark milk price crept to the highest level it has seen in six months, but ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns

July a Time for Eating Peaches

On the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth, July was a slow, sweet bridge between spring's hard hustle and fall's ... Read entire story

Overnight Trip Packed with Memories

It was a fun, hot and quick trip to Traverse City last weekend to cover parts of the National Holstein Convention. The planning ... Read entire story

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