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The Boy in the Handcuffs and Other Things We Did

The Steuben County Fair marked both the end of summer and a chance for farm kids in our area to hang out together under the guise of showing cattle. It was a break from the things required of us at home and a chance to spend time with peers of a similar experience—something that was Read More

Letter to the Editor

National versus Regional Cost of Production S1645 the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009 provides for one national minimum price for manufactured milk based on the national average total economic cost of production as calculated by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the USDA. Currently there is one national milk price which changes every Read More

A Look Back at Australian Deregulation

The recent farm crises found nearly every country or economical union to be petitioned by its farmers and dairy organisations for both financial support and structural reform.  EU farmers fought its commission over the market-based pricing system it is phasing in and American groups pushed for quotas to manage future supply.  In tough circumstances, farmers Read More

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