Michigan Dairy Honored For Environmental Stewardship
The Reid Dairy Farm in St. Clair County, Mich., is proof that a livestock and crop farm can grow in size and not lose sight of protecting the environment.

Over the past five years, farm owners Jim and Pam Reid, of Jeddo, Mich., have nearly tripled the size of their dairy herd and instituted multiple conservation practices on their farm, including achieving verification in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

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Western United Dairymen Praises Sen. Feinstein For Urging End To Ethanol Subsidies
Western United Dairymen (WUD) is praising Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for asking her fellow senators to end federal subsidies for ethanol. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Feinstein and her colleagues note that they do not support an extension of either the 54-cent-per-gallon tariff on ethanol imports or the 45-cent-per-gallon subsidy for blending ethanol into gasoline. The senators note that these existing “provisions are fiscally irresponsible and environmentally unwise and make our country more dependent on foreign oil.”

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UW-Platteville To Build Anaerobic Manure Digestion System
Ag Weekly reports the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is investing in “cow power” beginning construction on a $1.18 million manure digestion system at Pioneer Farm.

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Corn Market Rally Fuels Record Trading Month At CME
Agricultural trading in Chicago soared to a record in November, as shrinking global grain supplies and corn’s rally above $6 a bushel fueled speculator interest.

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Report Says Warming Could Double Food Prices
(AP) Even if we stopped spewing global warming gases today, the world would face a steady rise in food prices this century. But on our current emissions path, climate change becomes the "threat multiplier" that could double grain prices by 2050 and leave millions more children malnourished, global food experts reported Wednesday.

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