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As we sit down to share a meal with our family and friends over this Thanksgiving holiday, I would just like to take a few minutes to thank the farmers who helped to grow everything that made our special meals possible.

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If you are storing all or some of your corn from harvest at home, you need to make sure it is protected from the potential for growth of mycotoxins and their production of aflatoxin.

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During election season, candidates talked about per-capita personal income as a measure of our state’s economic success. Let’s now pretend that our governor-elect, his staff and his Legislature all know that Indiana’s per-capita personal income, relative to the nation, is slipping. Let us fu…

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FORT WAYNE — SRT Prosthetics & Orthotics of Fort Wayne was honored with the 2012 OPGA/POINT Freedom Award for compassionate service and dedication to veterans and active-duty soldiers.

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Turkeys have been around for a long time. Turkey history actually starts millions of years ago. Their fossils have been found in Pleistocene deposits, which means that they have been around more than 12,000 years, and their predecessors go back 50 to 60 million years to the Eocene period. Si…

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The deadline for ordering and paying for seed purchases for the maximum discount usually occurs by mid-November. While some producers are still busy finishing up harvest, the time to make varietal decisions is pretty much at hand.

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FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP has announced that Philip A. Wagler has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida. Wagler is an associate with the firm and focuses his practice in the area of estate planning and administration.

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INDIANAPOLIS — East Noble graduate and Morrison Kattman Menze, Inc. partner Zach Benedict will speak at the annual Indiana Library Federation Conference “Stepping Forward, Digging Deeper” on Tuesday during the 4 p.m. session at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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AUBURN — Sherry Littlejohn of Auburn recently was inducted into the Indiana Auctioneer Association Auxiliary Hall of Fame this past weekend.

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In an attempt to increase profits, modern ethanol producers are adjusting processing methods to get the most value out of corn. No longer are the ethanol producers seeking to simply produce ethanol and distillers grains; now they remove corn oil either from the bran and germ prior to ethanol…

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WEST LAFAYETTE — A LaGrange County extension education was one of several award winners when the Purdue Extension Service held an awards ceremony at Purdue University on Thursday.

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WEST LAFAYETTE — There were fewer reports of Indiana farm-related deaths in 2011 than the previous year, including none involving children for the first time in 13 years, according to a new Purdue University report.

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AUBURN — National Benefit Auctions & Events, a division of Littlejohn Auctions, has been recognized for having the best company website in the state of Indiana by the 2012 Indiana Auctioneer Association Marketing Awards.

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This week really made me feel like winter is upon us! But with this beautiful weekend, we can still get in a little gardening and springtime preparations before the snow really starts falling! One great way to insure your plants will be insulated through the winter is to mulch them, but with…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana farmers had a very productive week for harvest and other field work across most of the state, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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FORT WAYNE — The law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP said Philip A. Wagler has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

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AUBURN — National Benefit Auctions & Events, a division of Littlejohn Auctions, has been recognized for having the best company website in the state of Indiana by the 2012 Indiana Auctioneer Association Marketing Awards.

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FORT WAYNE — The law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP said Philip A. Wagler has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

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With harvest season wrapping up (hopefully) in the next few weeks, some farmers may be looking at using their cornfields as an extension to their grazing season for cattle. However, Dr. Ron Lemenager, Purdue Extension animal scientist, offers these words of caution as you consider utilizing …

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With harvest season wrapping up (hopefully) in the next few weeks, some farmers may be looking at using their cornfields as an extension to their grazing season for cattle. However, Dr. Ron Lemenager, Purdue Extension animal scientist, offers these words of caution as you consider utilizing …

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With harvest season wrapping up (hopefully) in the next few weeks, some farmers may be looking at using their cornfields as an extension to their grazing season for cattle. However, Dr. Ron Lemenager, Purdue Extension animal scientist, offers these words of caution as you consider utilizing …

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The impacts of the 2012 drought continue to play out in a beef industry discouraged by high feed prices and large cattle-feeding losses. In the latest Cattle On Feed report, the USDA confirmed that placements into feed lots dropped sharply in September following substantial declines in July …

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The past few weeks have been busy ones for me! But I have been able to take some time and enjoy the beautiful colors of the trees we have had in both Michigan and Indiana this fall.

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WEST LAFAYETTE — Cooler temperatures and the return of rainfall after a hot, extremely dry summer has caused a springlike regrowth in pastures that can present some health risks for grazing cattle.

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GARRETT — Group Dekko. Inc. of Garrett and Electri-Cable Assemblies of Shelton, Conn., Tuesday announced a joint marketing agreement where ECA will become a strategic supply partner to Group Dekko and both organizations will work together to promote and integrate each other’s products into t…

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AUBURN — American Senior Communities, a provider of Senior Rehabilitation and Memory Care, recently honored Darren Barnes, maintenance supervisor at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, with the Quest for Excellence Award.

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AUBURN — American Senior Communities, a provider of Senior Rehabilitation and Memory Care, recently honored Darren Barnes, maintenance supervisor at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn, with the Quest for Excellence Award.

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KENDALLVILLE — Black & Ramer Insurance broke ground Wednesday at the agency’s new North Street (U.S. 6) location.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kallie Knott of LaOtto has entered three head of beef cattle in the Charolais Angus division of teh 39th annual North American Livestock Exposition.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kallie Knott of LaOtto has entered three head of beef cattle in the Charolais Angus division of teh 39th annual North American Livestock Exposition.

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By this point in the harvest season, most farmers have an idea of what is in their fields and how they will fare this fall after our summer drought. But one thing to keep in mind and watch for is the aflatoxin being found all over Indiana and the Corn Belt this year in corn.

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The drought provided a lot of headaches with low yields and reduced revenue, but it may also provide many agronomic headaches for months to come. First of all there is herbicide carryover, since the lack of moisture was not present to activate your 2012 herbicides. But the small kernels of c…

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I wanted to take a few moments today to reflect back on my 4-H career and how it has brought me to this special day. For those who did not see the announcement, today is actually my wedding day!! I am marrying a very special man whom I actually met in 4-H. So I just wanted to share a bit of …

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I wanted to take a few moments today to reflect back on my 4-H career and how it has brought me to this special day. For those who did not see the announcement, today is actually my wedding day!! I am marrying a very special man whom I actually met in 4-H. So I just wanted to share a bit of …

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WEST LAFAYETTE - Farmers dealing with moldy corn from the summer drought can find helpful identification and management information at a Purdue Extension website that focuses specifically on corn mold problems.

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This restored Oliver 88 tractor, owned by P.J. Reidenbach of Noble County, was one of many farming machines in use and on display at the annual fall Plow Day, hosted last Saturday by the Noble County Gas and Steam and Association. About a dozen tractors and plows were put to use in a farmfie…

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FREMONT — Koester Metals, Inc. will host an open house at its manufacturing facility located at 301 W. Water St., to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5 from 9-11:30 a.m.