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Agriculture News For March, 2017

  • Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices
    Date: March 12, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Soft white wheat and club wheat - two varieties commonly grown in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho - were selling for $4.67 to $4.90 a bushel last week, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Portland. Washington Wheat Commission member Gary Bailey told the Lewiston Tribune that many farmers are looking for new avenues of income."

  • Illinois farmers uncertain how weather could affect crops
    Date: March 05, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Unseasonably high temperatures have allowed Illinois farmers to work in the fields, but many of them are wondering how the weather will affect their crops and orchards. The Illinois State Climatologist Office says February's statewide average temperature was 40.1 degrees as of Tuesday."

  • Bird flu detected in chicken breeding facility in Tennessee
    Date: March 05, 2017
    Source: Agriculture News

    "Agriculture officials say a commercial chicken breeding facility in south-central Tennessee has been hit by a strain of bird flu. The state Agriculture Department says in a news release that tests confirmed the presence of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, at a facility in Lincoln County."

Articles for February, 2017

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