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Politics & Government

40 Embattled Years of Rural Development
President Richard Nixon signing the 1972 Farm Bill
40 Embattled Years of Rural Development

The Rural Development Title is a small but crucial part of the Farm Bill. And after four decades, it remains one of the most vulnerable parts of this mammoth legislation.

Timothy Collins examines the history of a bill that has become a "Washington mini-drama."

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Education

MSU Prof to represent US at Melbourne conference
MSU Prof to represent US at Melbourne conference
MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Sandy J. Miles of Murray State University’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business has been selected to be one of the three United States representatives to attend the Plenary of ISO TC 260 in Melbourne, Australia Sept. 24-25...
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The Futurist's Corner

Corn harvest down by 50%
Corn prices may rise with smaller harvest.
Corn harvest down by 50%

...“With the drought affecting the yield of this year’s crops, they are now looking for 15.5% or less moisture to avoid taking an additional hit at the grain elevator,” stated UK Extension Agent Cam Kenimer.

They usually start harvesting when the crop reaches 18% moisture.

“The return isn’t going to be good. We are predicting about 70-75 bushels per acre.”

This is half of the county average. Over the last 11 years, the yields have been around 144 bushels, with 2009 recording the best yield at 169 bushels per acre (based on 39,000 acres harvested)...

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