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Bird Flu May Stick Around for a While

Avian flu is stubbornly hanging around, and it doesn't appear to be going away any time soon.

That's according to Dr. Bret Marsh ... Read entire story

Boozman Unveils GOP Framework

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, on Tuesday released the following statement after ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Fruit Development Ahead of Pace

Despite widespread rain a few days last week, farmers were able to make good planting progress ... Read entire story

Corn Planting Is Almost Finished

Farmers took advantage of the drier weather last week to plant and side-dress corn. Topsoil moisture levels decreased from the previous week ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Crop Insurance Coverage Tops 500 Million Acres

FERN's Ag Insider reported Monday that "farmers and ranchers bought crop insurance policies on more than 500 million acres of ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Denim Was a Summer Necessity

The clothes we wore, like the crops we worked, marked the seasons on the dairy farm of my youth. Coveralls, for example, suggested winter while ... Read entire story

No 4-H Success Without Sacrifice

Getting a 4-H animal ready for the fair is no easy job. By now, most 4-H'ers have probably had more than a few unpleasant moments with ... Read entire story

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