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What's Making News


Perdue Sworn in as USDA Secretary

After months of delay, the Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture ... Read entire story

Homestead Dairy Goes High Tech

The age of robotic dairies has arrived in spades at Homestead Dairy in Plymouth.

The farm recently ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Worker Shortage a Concern for Michigan Growers

President Trump's stance on undocumented workers is beginning to worry farmers, especially those in the ... Read entire story

Corn Planting Picks Up in Indiana

Many farmers were able to get a good start with planting this week. The week started with ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


Expect Corn Prices to Trade in a Narrow Range Until Summer

The July corn futures price closed over the past week at the low end of the price range, between ... Read entire story

Cheese, Skim Milk Powder Prices Climb 3% in Global Dairy Auction

The bulls got fed again at last Tuesday's Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, where the weighted ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Six-Figure Salaries for Checkoff Group CEOs Shows a Disconnect

According to numbers compiled and published by Agri-Pulse, the Washington, D.C.-based ag news service ... Read entire story

Clayton Returns to His First Love

I have been a bookworm since I first learned to read. At recess, my classmates were running and playing ... Read entire story

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