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The latest expansion on the horizon for the Greenways operation is largely being driven by a new California state law called Proposition 12, which put a ban on buying any pork products from operations that breed pigs in less than 24 square feet of space separating the animal from another.
Industry innovators talk autonomous farming at South Dakota Farm Bureau series
As kids, we spent many summers bumping along the dirt roads in Dad’s pickup as he patrolled creeks and ditches — ever vigilant to any splash of yellow representing leafy spurge. He would screech to a halt and we'd trot to the back of the truck to pull out hoses so we could douse every offending patch with herbicide. These days, we are more prone to limping than trotting. But we're still spraying spurge, Tammy Swift says.
Wagyu beef raised at Fellers Ranch is processed at the Conger Meat Market. The ranch and the meat market are less than 10 miles apart, but the company has been finding customers from far and wide.
Kimball, who won last year's competition, will square off against teams from Canton, Lennox and Gettysburg at the South Dakota State Fair in September.
Croplands in the Upper Great Plains expanded 584,600 acres per year between 2015 and 2019, while grasslands contracted at an annual rate of 448,600 acres over the same span.

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International factors, delayed planting pushes corn to near $8 per bushel
Right now, most ag irrigators from Boston to Bakersfield are either laughing out loud or snickering quietly as this farmer for not doing what most would have done: keep irrigating.
In his role as National Farmers Union Vice President, Jeff Kippley will serve members to fulfill the union’s mission to “fight for a fair market and against corporate monopolies.”

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