• Environmental attorney to farmers: Fight for your rights

    Category: People

    by AFBF

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    When division is ceded, agencies become the “bully on the playground” who always wins, Francois said.

    Grape & Wine Conference Scheduled

    Category: Fruits & Vegetables

    by Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council

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    The conference is designed to benefit both novice and experienced industry members, and encourages participation from neighboring states and regions. Early registration discounts apply prior to Feb. 1.

    Wheat seedings off 23 percent

    Category: Crops

    by USDA, Farm News Media

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    U.S. winter wheat planted area for harvest in 2017 is estimated at 32.4 million acres, down 10 percent from 2016 and 18 percent below 2015.

    Young Farmer leaders deadline is Monday the 23rd

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media

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    The conference centers on young farmers' professional and personal growth and addresses issues relevant to this generation.

    Hog futures showing gains?

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by Jim Hilker

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    While corn futures indicate they will pay about three cents per month to store corn out through July, local bases are often telling a different story.

    Farmers’ economic sentiment soars post-election

    Category: People

    by Purdue University

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    Producers’ improving sentiment doesn’t seem to be driven by changes in corn and soybean prices.

    Focus on first 24 hours at dairy calf workshop

    Category: Livestock

    by Faith Cullens, MSU Extension Dairy Educator

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    The workshop will teach the latest research and strategies to improve long-term health and growth of dairy replacements from the first day.

    Michigan Wheat Program announces 2017 Annual Winter Grower Meeting

    Category: Crops

    by Michigan Wheat Program

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    This year’s Annual Winter Grower Meeting is set for 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in the Composer Room, Bavarian Inn Lodge, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth.

    Accreditation program set for transitional agricultural products

    Category: Markets & Weather

    by USDA

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    The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will utilize a standard for transitional agricultural products that was developed by the Organic Trade Association.

    Maintaining credibility

    Category: Opinion

    by Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, NMPF

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    The dairy community must continue to work together on animal care practices through FARM so that we do not become subject to similar, brand-by-brand exclusionary mandates.

    (Video) The restoration: Big Roy

    Category: People

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    The most famous Versatile tractor in history was returned to the factory at 1260 Clarence Avenue in Winnipeg for a full restoration.

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