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Agri View: Bad Weather Year

Dan Agri View, Weather

Everett Griner talks about the terrible weather for agriculture this year in today’s Agri View. Bad Weather Year Millions of Americans will be glad when this year is over. The weather has been one of the worst years that most people can remember — not just farmers, everybody. Drought and stifling heat in the West. Floods in the Northeast. And …

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Heat Wave Could Affect Butter Production

Dan Cattle, Dairy

Butter production could eventually be affected by the June California heat wave: That’s the conclusion of an American Farm Bureau market analysis. Cows typically produce less milk–and less milk fat–during hot weather. The analysis says that could ultimately affect the amount of butter produced in California, which accounts for about 30 percent of the nation’s production. But it’s unknown whether …