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What's Making News


Rare Freeze Ices Michigan Orchards

As winter gave way to spring, the buds occupying what appeared to be every branch of every tree at the Leitz Farms apple orchard ... Read entire story

Purdue Gives Green Light to Fairs

Purdue University Extension announced last Friday that county 4-H fairs can occur after the Purdue University restrictions ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Significant Damage Reported in Michigan Orchards

Drier conditions early in the week allowed for some planting and other fieldwork to continue. There were 4.3 days suitable for ... Read entire story

Indiana Farmers Pick Up Planting Pace

Significant planting progress was made last week before late-week rains halted field activity. Soil moisture ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Soy Demand Remains Uncertain

The USDA released the first projections for U.S. corn and soybean supply and demand in the 2020-21 marketing year on May 12 ... Read entire story

Dairy Product Demand Rebounds as Retail Orders Regain Footing

HighGround Dairy's Director of Dairy Market Intelligence, Lucas Fuess, questioned USDA's increased estimate on 2020 milk production in ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Once Seen as Unrealistic, China's Phase 1 Promise Is Now Impossible

As if 20 percent unemployment, wretchedly weak commodity markets, shuttered ethanol and meatpacking plants and a coronavirus pandemic ... Read entire story

Thank You, Indiana!

The sun was shining last Wednesday morning when Mr. Berens and Shelby loaded the last of the winter lambing group for a little ... Read entire story

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