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MightyVine is suing a major grower of greenhouse tomatoes over its use of the term "mighty" in its branding. The company, which grows hydroponic tomatoes in a greenhouse in Rochelle, Ill., has filed a federal lawsuit against Canadian grower Mastronardi Produce, whose Sunset brand of tomatoes can be found at many U.S. retailers. The suit alleges Mastronardi's Tiny Mighty Tomatoes infringe on ...

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SHULLSBURG, Wis. – Producing a corn yield of 322 bushels per acre, grain farmer Tim Appell of Shullsburg won awards in the 2019 National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest. He took second place nationally in the conventional non-irrigated category. His yield ranked first place in the same category in Wisconsin.

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Conoce a Pa'Trice Frazier, una maestra soldadora e instructora de 34 años de edad. - Sobre ser una soldadora afroamericana: "Es como si fuera un monstruo del Lago Ness ahora mismo, o Pie Grande. ¿Qué está vivo pero no se le ve todo el tiempo? Como una paloma bebé … ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que viste un pichón?" - Desde la punta de sus zapatos hasta el tungsteno: "Durante mi niñez, pensaba que ...

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WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is boasting that he's made farmers "really happy." He's not wrong, but it's not just the trade deal that's left farmers optimistic for 2020. Analysts are saying the accord signed this week mostly just takes trade back to normal for American agriculture. China has committed to $32 billion in additional purchases over two years, but that buying will be market dependent ...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — David Daniken, a fifth-generation southern Illinois farmer, is good at managing his mixed farm operation, including Christmas trees, pumpkins, a corn maze and row crops. However, he says he’s not as good at telling his farm’s story to the public.

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Doug Schmale's family farm straddles the Great Plains in two parts: 4,500 acres in western Nebraska and a separate 160-acre plot in eastern Colorado. Schmale pays wildly different property taxes on either side of the border. "The last time I ran the numbers, I was paying somewhere close to five or six times as much in Nebraska than I was paying in eastern Colorado," said Schmale, a ...

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Federal health authorities have declared an end to three E. coli outbreaks traced to romaine lettuce grown in California's Salinas Valley. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its nationwide consumer advisory Wednesday, saying no more new illnesses have been traced to outbreaks linked to Fresh Express romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas Valley. Together, the ...