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    Wilbur-Ellis wins Environmental Respect Award

    MARLETTE, MI -- Wilbur-Ellis Company, Marlette, MI, was recently awarded te 2014 State Environmental Stewardship Award.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    4-H Youth Award participants, front row, from left: Grant Geiger, Dori Battel, Ellexia Puvalowski, Luke Volmering, Kameron Schlund, and Catrina Jordan. Middle row: Addy Battel, Brianna Hunsanger, Rachel Balcer, Brooke Depcinski, Morgan Gust, Lauren Aymen and Raquel Iseler. Back row: Jonathan Murray, Jason Mierop, Ashley Samuelson and Jacob Aymen.

    Huron County 4-H holds 2014 Fall Family Social

    KINDE, MI -- More than 70 4-H adult and teen leaders, youth members, their families, and Friends of 4-H gathered together at the Huron County 4-H Fall Family Social held Sunday, November 2, at The Pasta House in Kinde. Huron County 4-H members were recognized for their outstanding work in project areas, competitive activities, and leadership roles in the Huron County 4-H Youth Program.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Josh Norton's 25 acres of banana peppers were so productive this year, his 600,000-pound quota was fulfilled within the first picking!

    Michigan agriculture 101: Peppers prove profitable in southern Michigan

    BRONSON, MI -- When Josh Norton and his cousin Michael finished college and came back to the family farm, they learned quickly they'd have to find -- or make -- room for themselves in the business run by their fathers.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Unique bioprocessing facility to be featured on UI campus

    URBANA, IL -- University, state, and industry officials came together on Oct. 22 to celebrate the announcement of a unique facility coming to the University of Illinois campus.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Local companies recognized at 2014 Green Agribusiness Awards

    LANSING, MI -- Agribusinesses from across Michigan gathered in September in Lansing for recognition by the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) with 2014 "Green Agribusiness Awards."

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Ohio crop update: Harvest continues

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Weather conditions were suitable for harvest in Ohio last week.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    International Silo Association announces regional meetings

    ONTARIO, CANADA -- The International Silo Association (ISA) was formed in 1907 to promote tower silos and educate dairy and beef producers on quality feed storage. Over the past century, the ISA has dedicated much time and effort carrying out their founding goals. Their efforts have contributed to the increased production of beef and milk in North America.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Michigan crop update: Dry bean harvest wraps up

    LANSING, MI -- There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending November 9, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    USDA announces cut-off date for conservation funds

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that Dec. 19 will be the first cut-off date for applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in fiscal year 2015.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Indiana crop update: Moisture slows harvest

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Soft fields from scattered rain showers continued to slow corn and soybean harvest progress across the State, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures for the week ranged from 41 to 50 degrees, and from 5 degrees below to 3 degrees above normal. The lowest recorded temperature for the week was 18 degrees; the highest, 69 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 44.8 degrees, 0.7 degrees below normal.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Front row, from left: Jose Vera, Sarah Lightner, JoEllen O'Keefe, Carrie Duits, Sue Gardner, James Jackson. Back row: Jason Jaekel, Scott Riley, Dave Lightner, Chris Macklin, and Bruce Patterson.

    School officials gain insight at National FFA Convention

    LOUISVILLE -- The Michigan FFA Alumni took 10 high school officials and administrators to the National FFA Convention, Oct. 29-31 in Louisville, KY, to gain insight into the organization and its potential impact on their local communities.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
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    Study: Farmers and scientists divided over climate change

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.

    • Nov. 19, 2014