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More wet weather coming

By Jim Noel, NOAA The weather pattern will support wet weather into the middle of November with a series of storms now every several days. With clay type soils and reduced evaporation this could lead to standing water in fields in the next few weeks. We expect a wet weather …

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Opioid measures signed into law

President Trump signed into law the Support for Patients and Communities Act, a measure that promises help in the fight against drug addiction. “Opioids are stalking rural America. Our farmers and ranchers once thought addiction was predominantly something cities had to deal with,” Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm …

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The farm bill stalemate

By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson with the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, and Carl Zulauf, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University Both the House and Senate have passed versions of a farm bill this year, but …

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