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Mark Scholl to lead Farm Foundation Board

Mark S. Scholl of J and M Scholl Inc., Owensboro, KY, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of Farm Foundation. Joe Swedberg, who recently retired as Vice President of Legislative Affairs with Hormel Foods Corporation, was elected vice chairman.

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First week of August declared “National Farmers Market Week”

Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, has declared August 2-8, 2015, "National Farmers Market Week." This year marks the 16th annual celebration that honors the important role farmers’ markets play in local economies.

Sow Housing

Managing aggression between sows in group housing

When we mix two groups of pigs they respond in the same way, trying to drive off the strangers. This understanding is helpful when implementing changes to reduce and minimize sow aggression.

Markets

Morning Farm Report: Cattle prices mixed

Live cattle prices increased over the weekend, jumping 32 cents from $143.03 to $143.35. The increase brought the 27-day average price to $148.22. Feeder cattle prices did not fare so well, dropping 93 cents to $208.75, bringing the 27-day average price to $216.03.

Lean hog prices dropped 15 cents over the weekend to $77.53. The 27-day average price now rests at $76.97.

Corn prices dropped 20 cents from Friday to Monday to $3.73. Wheat prices saw no change.

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