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Small grain farmers excited to begin growing season

The seeding of small grains is expected to accelerate in the Upper Midwest. Minnesota Wheat executive director Brian Sorenson says growers are excited. “With the mild winter we’ve had and things melting, fields starting to dry up, there’s a lot of excitement to get out... Read More.

Indiana establishes small meat processors loan program

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director says a new program will increase the state’s meat processing capacity. Don Lamb says small facilities have struggled to keep up with demand since the pandemic and additional infrastructure investments will reduce current backlogs. “The idea is that... Read More.

Small grains cost share available in 5 Midwest states

Farmers in five Midwest states are eligible to earn up to $20 an acre for raising a small grain this year. Lydia English with Practical Farmers of Iowa says the cost share program is for growers of barley, oats, cereal rye, triticale, and wheat... Read More.

Pilot program opens doors for small and mid-sized beef processors

The USDA has launched a pilot program to increase accessibility and affordability of carcass quality grading for small and mid-sized beef processors.  Patrick Robinette of North Carolina, chairman of the independent beef processing committee for the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, says this brings quality grading... Read More.

Shop Small Saturday (& All Season Long)

By the McPherson Chamber of Commerce McPHERSON, Kan.  — Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community, the spine of our economy, and the spirit of our towns. Choose to keep your dollars local by shopping small this holiday... Read More.