DairyHerdNetwork Top Stories: Promote Ag, Gas Prices, Stolen Calves, Brucellosis

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Want To Promote Ag? Throw A Party
Think theme parties are a bit passé? Think again, especially when it comes to finding new ways to engage consumers and share ag’s story. You just may want to replicate what the county Farm Bureau folks in Lapeer County, Mich., accomplished earlier this year.

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Retail Gasoline & Diesel Prices Decrease
The U.S. average retail price for a gallon of gasoline decreased 2 cents from last week to $2.86 per gallon, $0.23 per gallon higher than last year at this time. The decline was sharpest in the Midwest, where prices were almost four cents lower than last week, followed by the Gulf Coast where prices were down by almost three cents. The West Coast and Rocky Mountain both saw gasoline prices fall slightly less than the two cent decline seen nationally. The smallest decline for the week was the East Coast’s half of a cent decrease.

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South Dakota State University Spending $9.3 Million To Update Dairy Plant
The Argus Leader reports a 50-year-old dairy plant owned by South Dakota State University is undergoing a $9.3 million expansion.

The expansion adds modernized equipment and space to improve teaching facilities and research capabilities. With the 10,850 square foot expansion to the east side of the building, the plant will total 17,900 square feet.

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Calves Stolen From Another Minnesota Dairy
KSAX reports three more calves were stolen in a string of thefts from Stearns County dairy farms.

Jim Scherer noticed three empty stalls while feeding calves on dairy farm near Freeport, Minnesota Sunday morning.


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New Confirmed Case Of Brucellosis In Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State livestock officials are investigating a second confirmed case of brucellosis in Park County and a possible new case in Sublette County.

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