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July is Hot Dog Month

Are hot dogs healthy?  I’m Julie Harker with Healthy Living on Brownfield. On the Fourth of July holiday – many of us don’t ask that question. But so you know, Eric Mittenthal with the North American Meat Institute and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, says ‘yes’. HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM – National Hot Dog... Read more »

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From one extreme to another this forage season

Lisa Behnken is a crop specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension service, based in Rochester.  In her state and other parts of the Midwest, she calls the beginning of the forage season interesting and challenging. “Some people were able to get first crop done very early; they hit a window in May.  (For) others... Read more »

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Breyer model horses

Celebrating 65 years of Breyer model horses. Chances are, you, or someone you know has at least one Breyer model horse on a dresser or in a curio cabinet. So what makes Breyer model horses so popular? Kathleen Fallon is V.P. of Communications for Reeves International, the parent company of Breyer. Audio: Kathleen Fallon, V.P.... Read more »

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Cash cheese slips ahead of the three-day weekend

Cash cheese prices declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Thursday.  Cheddar barrels were 1.25 cents lower and blocks declined 1.75 cents.  Class III futures slipped as well.  Butter gained a penny and nonfat dry milk held steady. More reports of skim milk being dumped in the Northeastern United States.  Bloomberg says dairies in the... Read more »

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QLF & ADM form alliance

Quality Liquid Feeds (QLF) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have entered into a 50-50 joint venture for the production and sale of liquid feed supplements for livestock. The venture, to be called Alliance Liquid Feeds includes ADM production facilities in Twin Falls, Idaho, Billings Montana, Fremont, Nebraska and Johnstown, Colorado.  It also includes the Loomix... Read more »

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