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    Identifying risks to maximize yields key to success

    Weighing input costs against potential gains at harvest is a tough balancing act this year as farmers see decreasing commodity prices looming over the growing season. Every dollar invested in the crop needs to contribute to increased yields in the fall.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Updated weed control guide for Ohio, Indiana and Illinois now available

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- The Extension services of Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Illinois have partnered to publish an updated weed control guide to aid crop farmers in choosing an effective weed management plan.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Pesticide review class set for March 4

    BELLEVILLE, MI -- A pesticide review class will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. This class will offer 4 pesticide re-certification credits for categories; Private, Commercial Core, commercial 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B and 6. The Wayne County Fairgrounds are located at 10871 Quirk Road, Belleville, MI.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Register now for Michigan Wheat annual meeting

    FRANKENMUTH, MI -- This has been another busy meeting season for growers, but it's not over yet. Our biggest wheat event of the winter is still to come!

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Farmers fuming over spike in property taxes

    MANSFIELD, OH -- Farm property owners who've visited Richland County's courthouse to see what can be done about the dramatic spike in their first-half property tax bill tend to leave wearing frustrated looks.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Red Giant Union targets how Lafayette eats

    LAFAYETTE, IN -- When Austin Kasso thinks of a farm, he doesn't see huge combines roaring through open fields, collecting tons of a single crop.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Adams County DHIA award winners, from left: Bruce Brenneke, Krent Frauhiger, Dee Teeple (not pictured - Matt Summersett).

    Adams County DHIA honors top producers at annual banquet

    DECATUR, IN -- The Adams County Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) recently held their Annual banquet at the Back 40 in Decatur on Feb. 6. Chris Teeple is the local tester. The following is a list of award winners and their awards:

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Students receive awards from Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation

    EAST LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to 31 MSU students pursuing dairy industry-related programs of study for the 2014-15 academic year.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Nearly $330,000 in grants being utilized by FFA chapters to ease hunger

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A group of Oxford Jr/Sr High School students in Kansas are providing fresh vegetables to their school backpack program. Students in Lebanon, Connecticut, are raising broilers, laying hens and hogs to provide fresh protein sources to the local food pantry.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    Wade Leist 2015 Michigan Auctioneer Champion

    Leist wins title of Michigan Auctioneer Champion for 2015

    KALAMAZOO, MI -- Wade Leist of Boyne City, MI, won the title of Michigan Auctioneer Champion at the Michigan Auctioneer Championship.

    • Feb. 25, 2015
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    A College Access Network pilot program would enable high school students to earn college credit.

    Snyder budget proposal would boost skilled trades

    LANSING, MI -- Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his 2015-16 state budget proposals recently, with a focus on funding for career and technical education (CTE) initiatives to support workforce development in skilled trades industries, including agriculture.

    • Feb. 25, 2015