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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Postcards connecting the world - Postcrossing

Postcards connecting the world - Postcrossing

Northern Michigan Farms Hoping Snow Melts, Ready For Spring Crop - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Northern Michigan Farms Hoping Snow Melts, Ready For Spring Crop - Northern Michigan's News Leader: "Hopefully, we're ready to just roll into better weather," Up North Blueberry Farm co-owner Jodi Wagner said.

With spring snow still on the ground, local farmers are hoping it melts away soon.

Until it does melt, they can't get to work on their spring crops.

The Coveyou Scenic Farm Market in Petoskey would like to be transplanting hearty plants into the ground.

The Up North Blueberry Farm would normally be cleaning up their fields in Gaylord.

Ohio shutting down prison farms, to sell land - Break News - Ohio

Ohio shutting down prison farms, to sell land - Break News - Ohio: Ohio is shutting down its prison farms in a move to raise millions of dollars to fund new rehabilitation and job-training programs for inmates through land sales.
The state will continue farming this year but prepare to auction off livestock and stop farming by 2017, prisons director Gary Mohr told The Associated Press.
About 220 inmates work on the farms at the height of the season, with few, if any, taking farm jobs afterward, compared with 20,000 inmates released each year in need of help and services as they re-enter the community, Mohr said.

Government expects good monsoon this year after two years of drought: Agriculture Secretary - The Economic Times

Government expects good monsoon this year after two years of drought: Agriculture Secretary - The Economic Times: The government expects a good monsoon this year after two years of drought as the rain-disrupting El Nino phenomenon is retreating, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said.

Scientists at the India Meteorological Department have already said that this year's monsoon will be much better, and IMD has finalised its official forecast, officials said.

Looking toward next generation in agriculture at Colorado governor’s forum - High Plains Journal: Ag News

Looking toward next generation in agriculture at Colorado governor’s forum - High Plains Journal: Ag News: For 25 years in Colorado, the governor of the state has been hosting the annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture. Held this year in Denver during mid-February, the event welcomed the state’s top leaders in both agriculture and the legislature.

The event was presented by the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program and is in its 12th class. CALP helps develop and enhance the leadership capabilities of diverse men and women committed to the future of agriculture.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher on active larger trader buying. Heavy rains in Argentina provide more fuel for the bullish cause. The US Dollar rebounds for critical support while API data weighs on crude oil values.

Heavy rains in Argentina are creating trader concerns as yield loss in soybeans is being reported. US Midwest weather is open in most areas allowing for fieldwork and planting in western portions.

Cash soybean sales by farmers increased in recent days causing processor and elevator basis to slip a few cents. Corn basis is seen as steady due to a slower pace of selling by farmers.