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It's Fair Time!


McKenna Modreske Pulls Off Sheep Sweep

It's no wonder McKenna Modreske chose the word "overwhelming" to sum up her experience at the Allegan County Fair Youth Livestock Auction ... Read entire story

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What's Making News


Suspicious Fires Level Goshen Barns

The rebuilding process is underway this week after suspicious fires destroyed two barns near Goshen last weekend ... Read entire story

McKinney to Lead National Policy Group

The National Assn. of State Departments of Agriculture is thrilled to announce the selection of Ted McKinney as chief executive ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Mich. Apple Harvest in Full Swing

Much of the state experienced rainfall accompanied by warmer temperatures. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork ... Read entire story

Corn, Soybeans Rapidly Maturing

High temperatures and relatively dry weather aided corn and soybean maturation last week.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture levels ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Shipping Crisis at Ports Creating Backlog in Export Channels

The ongoing shipping crisis is raising concern in the dairy industry. The Sept. 10 Dairy and Food Market Analyst (DFMA) reported that ... Read entire story

Dairy Farmers Seek Fairness

Dairy farmers testified last week on Capitol Hill at a hearing called by Senate Agriculture Committee dairy subcommittee chair ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Safety Last Makes Accidents First

We are gearing up for harvest time, and hopefully you will have a bin-buster year. For those filling silos and chopping, corn ... Read entire story

Grazing Jump-Starts the Soil, Aids Nutrient Recycling

I was digging a fence post hole to replace one that had recently broken off. I was using the standard posthole digger that been ... Read entire story

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