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Penfield Hosting Historic Farm Days

PENFIELD — Minneapolis-Moline and BF Avery farm equipment will reign at this year's Historic Farm Days, which runs through this weekend in Penfield. And don't be surprised to see a Doodlebug or two.

The annual Historic Farm Days will be held Thursday through Sunday on the grounds of the I & I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club. While there will be a few events Thursday, the show gets rolling Friday.

"We have a new building that has been erected that will host the feature brand equipment," I&I President John Fredrickson said.

A dedication ceremony for the new building is set for Saturday prior to the parade.

Read more: Penfield Hosting Historic Farm Days

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Breakthrough In Foot and Mouth Disease Research

 

Foot and Mouth disease is one of the most contagious animal diseases on the planet.  Extreme care has been taken to keep it out of the United States.  WGFA's National Farm Broadcaster, Ken Root, reports that a research breakthrough may make the disease more managable and contain an outbreak more humanely: {audio}images/stories/171112.mp3{/audio}
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Senator Critical of House Payments to Big Farmers

 

As the Farm bill debate moves to the house of representatives, a long time advocate of payment limits is critical of the initial draft of the House bill.  WGFA's national farm broadcaster, Ken Root, reports on the reaction of Senator Charles Grassley, a champiion of family farmers: {audio}images/stories/27912.mp3{/audio}
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House Marks Up Farm Legislation

 

The 2012 Farm Legislation is ready to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.  WGFA's Ken Root has been following it closely.  Here is his report: {audio}images/stories/271112.mp3{/audio}
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House Begins Farm Bill Debate As Half of US is In Drought Conditions

 

The Drought of 2012 is looking as bad as anytime since 1988.  Groups interested in keeping crop insurance coverage strong are lobbying to keep the program in the farm bill debate.  Here's more from WGFA's National Farm Broadcaster,  Ken Root: {audio}images/stories/17912.mp3{/audio}