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What's Making News


Trade War Deepens, as U.S., China Up Tariffs

Deepening its trade battle with the U.S. and sending financial markets spinning, China announced ... Read entire story

St. Joe 4-H'ers Take Food Donation Effort to the Next Level

A group of 4-H'ers in St. Joseph County (Ind.) are making an effort to fight food insecurity, one ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Wet Weather Delaying Planting, Fruit Crop Development

Most regions across the state experienced cooler temperatures and varying amounts of precipitation. Reporters noted that ... Read entire story

Planters Idle Due to Soggy Fields

Another cold, wet week sidelined Indiana planters. Indiana field crop producers were chomping at the ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Dairy Prices Move Higher; Margins Improve Due to Lower Feed Costs

Cash dairy prices saw some ups and downs the first full week of May but closed mostly higher. Block cheese climbed to ... Read entire story

Delayed Planting, China Trade War Give Bearish Tilt to Corn Market

The USDA's WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Your Paddocks Need Time to Recover After Grazing

I took the time to walk through most of my pastures a few days ago. I recommend doing this fairly often to keep a ... Read entire story

Perdue Wasting His Time Trying to Sell USDA Departmental Reshuffle

Sanford Bishop and Sonny Perdue go way back.

So far back that Bishop, now a 14-term, ... Read entire story

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