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Evening Edition | Friday, October 7, 2022

In this Evening Edition, read about fence strategy, a legendary tractor collection, avian influenza in New Mexico, and top stories from the week.

Fence Strategy

Brian Doherty with Total Farm Marketing writes about fence strategies you may use as a corn producer.

Fences can be used to protect against down or upside price risk.

Learn about the function of this strategy and the pros and cons in the article linked below.

IH Tractor Collection

Ryan Roossinck of Tractor Zoom writes about Stew Paquette and his legendary collection of all things IH in Florida.

Paquette passed away about six months ago and the collection is about to cross the virtual auction block in a series of online sales hosted by Aumann Auctions.

Read about the collection of over 200 tractors and the Farmall Tractor Museum in this article.

Avian Influenza

Bird flu was discovered in a backyard flock in the Albuquerque area, making New Mexico the 42nd state where the viral disease has been confirmed this year, said the Agriculture Department on Thursday.

More than 47 million birds in domestic flocks, mostly chickens and turkeys, have died or were culled in efforts to stop the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza since early February.

Click the link below to read about the outbreaks' affects on egg and turkey breast meat prices in the grocery store.

Top Stories This Week

Ed Terry of Northfield, Minnesota, has celebrated major milestones in the past year. In addition to his family farm reaching its sesquicentennial, Terry retired after 51 years teaching agriculture and serving as an FFA advisor.

“Ourselves being recognized with the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm program, we realize the importance and tradition of agriculture as a family business," Terry says.

Harvest is officially underway in all 18 of the top corn growing states. 

Monday’s Crop Progress Report published the first harvest numbers for North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. All three states are significantly behind the five-year average for this point in the growing season.

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