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Ohio’s annual Manure Science Review, featuring new and better ways to manage farm manure and wastewater, takes place on Aug. 16.

Speakers from Ohio agencies, the farming community, and Ohio State University highlight the program. Both morning presentations and afternoon field demonstrations are part of it.

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Paul Dyk
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Dairy Technical Service Manager
Quality Liquid Feeds

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A larger corn crop is easing concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

The U.S. Agriculture Department estimated Tuesday that 880 million bushels of corn will be left over when the harvest begins in the fall. That's an increase from the previous estimate of 730 million acres (295 million hectares).

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The drought is getting so bad in parts of Kansas that farmers are weighing whether to borrow from next year's water allocation to quench this year's crops.

The state's Division of Water Resources has offered water rights holders in selected counties a pair of options for adjusting the way they use their five-year allocations. The program is a condition of a drought declaration for dozens of Kansas counties that have been long suffering under drought conditions.

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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says farmers interested in participating in a federal program to reduce pollution in Saginaw Bay have until July 22 to enroll.

The Michigan Democrat said Tuesday that Saginaw Bay is one of three watersheds in the U.S. included in the preservation and conservation effort. It's part of President Barack Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative and has $550,000 in funding.

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