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What's Making News


Old-School Ag Teacher Stepping Down

After 35 years in teaching, Paul Baker, Westview Junior-Senior High School agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, is retiring at the end ... Read entire story

4-H Poultry Exhibitions Halted in Michigan

After much deliberation and consultation with Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's State Veterinarian ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Cold, Wet Weather Delays Planting

Another cold, wet week prevented planting progress throughout most of the state. Soil moisture levels decreased slightly from ... Read entire story

No Crops Planted yet in Michigan

Persistent wet and cold conditions continued to delay the start of planting across most of the state. There were ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


USDA Estimates Benchmark Milk Price at $22.75, Up $6 over 2021

As reported last week, the Agriculture Department raised its milk production estimate for the first time in a while in its latest World ... Read entire story

Benchmark Milk Price Climbs to Within 18 Cents of Record High

The Agriculture Department announced the April federal order Class III milk price at $24.42 per hundredweight, up $1.97 from March ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Dems Seem Lost in Rural America

One of the more confounding political riddles pundits love to debate is how Democrats "lost" rural America. If the past month is any indication, ... Read entire story

Whats Your Beef?

Cattle outnumber people in a total of nine states—Oklahoma, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana and Nebraska ... Read entire story

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