If you have a knack for painting and drawing, you could be on your way to meet Blake Shelton soon. CMT is asking fans to post their Blake fan art to social media with the hashtag #BlakeNow. One talented winner will get to meet Blake and see him perform at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Sunday, August 31 in Panama City Beach, Florida.
The $2 million in NRCS funding to be used for cover crops in the Western basin of Lake Erie generated an overwhelming response. The additional funding announced by NRCS will put cover crops on 35-40,000 acres, but State Conservationist Terry Cosby says the response was for twice that amount. Cosby says it’s another example of […]
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra says it is going to buy a 20 percent stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate. Once the partnership is created, the joint venture will buy Fonterra’s Darnum plant in Australia. The cooperative also announcing plans to spend $555 (NZ) million on plants in New Zealand to increase milk powder […]
Cash cheese barrels held steady on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Wednesday, blocks increased a penny while butter lost 1.5 cents. Class III futures were slightly lower. Midwest cheese plants are running at or near capacity and no one seems to be contemplating any change in schedule through the holiday weekend. Plants continue to add […]
The Pioneer seed corn production facility in Plymouth, Ind. broke ground in 1988. Production location manager Mark Letzinger says when the plant opened in 1989 it was considered a small operation. But things have changed a lot since then. “We had about 35 employees, about 40 growers producing seed on about 14,000 acres,” he says. […]