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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Local dairy farmers squeezed out by bigger farms | News - Home

Local dairy farmers squeezed out by bigger farms | News - Home: Rock says he used to make 25 to 27 dollars on 100 lbs of milk. Now, thanks to outside competition he makes 18 dollars which he says is not enough to turn a profit.

“When half of your check doesn’t pay the feed bill to feed the cows, and the other half doesn’t pay the labor and the insurance…it just doesn't work,” said Rock.

Rock and other farmers are calling on Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith for help.

"Some industrial type farms in the Midwest and the West are trucking in milk to our area,” Congressman Griffith said. “That affects prices, and it's not the price at the grocery store, it's the price the farmer gets because the farmers price does not affect what is happening in the grocery store."

Congressman Griffith said he wants to make sure smaller, family-owned farms like Rock's can compete fairly with the bigger companies.

Ancient DNA reveals how agriculture changed our height, digestion, and skin colour - ScienceAlert

Ancient DNA reveals how agriculture changed our height, digestion, and skin colour - ScienceAlert: For the first time, researchers have analysed ancient DNA taken from humans who lived before, during, and after the agricultural revolution, allowing them to map how our ancestors' genomes changed in response to societal shifts.

It's long been known that farming changed humans forever, right down to our DNA, but until now those changes have been pieced together by looking at genetic variations in today's populations, which are simply echoes of what happened back then. The new research, however, allows scientists to see those changes almost in real time.

Townhouse Development Lots, Dade County, Florida

Priced under $20 per SF. Good, ready to build location for up to 30 townhouses. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Closed Gas Station, Chicago Metro Area

Closed gas station with repair bays. Could be converted to c-store. Priced under $20 per SF. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Motel Or Commercial Development Site, Tennessee

Larger land tract at I-40 exit between Memphis and Nashville, Adjoins existing motels and development. Potential for motel or other development. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Small Motel, Illinois

Small motel in Illinois. Rehab opportunity. Large land tract. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker, 662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Millennials settle in DC for good | Inman

Millennials settle in DC for good | Inman: In a new report on the Millennial generation, young people are choosing Washington, D.C. to live and indicated that they are likely to stay there when they begin families.� The Spring 2015 Millennial survey, sponsored by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Washington district council, found an upbeat young population remarkably satisfied with housing, neighborhoods and transportation choices in the place that they call home. The survey and results use the terms “Gen Y” and “Milliennial” interchangeably to indicate the segment of the population who turned between the ages of 20 to 37 in 2015. And, the survey showed that they are likely to stay in The District and its five suburbs that are located inside the Beltway. An impressive two-thirds of those who are 30 years of age...

This Could Be The Mortgage Industry’s iPhone Moment | The News Funnel

This Could Be The Mortgage Industry’s iPhone Moment | The News Funnel

Auction 721 Acres, m/l, Black Hawk County, IA - Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Denver, IA

Hertz Real Estate Services | Farms for Sale - 721 acres, Black Hawk County, IA: 721 Acres, m/l, Black Hawk County, IA

How Argentina's Presidential Election Could Affect American Farmers | Agweb.com

How Argentina's Presidential Election Could Affect American Farmers | Agweb.com: Why should a farmer in the Midwest pay much attention to the results of a South American country’s presidential election? Because what happened in Argentina on Sunday is a “game changer,” according to market analyst Alan Brugler of Brugler Marketing & Management in Omaha.

Immigration Reform - Dairy - News | Agweb.com

Immigration Reform - Dairy - News | Agweb.com: “Both parties are letting the perfect be the enemy of the good,” says Charlie Garrison, a political consultant and lobbyist with the Garrison Group, based in Washington, D.C. Garrison spoke at Dairy Today’s Elite Producer Business Conference in Las Vegas in November.

Dairy farmers need three basic things out of immigration reform:

�“Earned legalization” of the current work force.
�Access to year-round workers.
�An effective program for legal new workers.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are a bit lower on back and fill attitude. Outside markets are retracing some of Monday’s direction.

The CRB commodity index hit a 13 year low on Monday but settled above those lows as many contracts made technical reversal patterns. The chart reversal in most grain contracts will likely create some short covering as month-end and the holidays approach. It is important for bulls that new lows are not made this week.