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Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

The invasion of illegal human immigrants isn't the only problem along our southern border.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Green Acres: From Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to Middlebrook Farm

Green Acres: From Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to Middlebrook Farm

How many of city dwellers dream of a simpler life in the country, a chance to get back to nature and to connect to the earthly rhythm of the great outdoors?

February 18, 2014 10:19 am Photos

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Teens accused of killing cows with high-powered rifle

UNION MILLS | Two boys, ages 17 and 14, were arrested early Thursday after confessing to fatally shooting three cows grazing in fields Wednesday night, police said.

November 29, 2012 12:00 pm

Groundbreaking for Fair Oaks Pig Adventure set for July 31

Fair Oaks Farms will host a ground-breaking ceremony for the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure-Legacy Farms on July 31.

July 23, 2012 10:31 am

Get ready to pay more at the meat counter

Chuck Huseman owns a small, high-quality, 100-year-old Angus beef operation at Homestead Farm in Cedar Lake. Livestock producers like him now must contend with ethanol companies and global markets, he said.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am

Local livestock feed producer to speak to Hammond Rotary

HAMMOND | Indiana pork production will be discussed Aug. 30 at the Hammond Rotary Club.

August 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Tuition on the hoof

Tuition on the hoof

Nicholas Serna and his sister, Lillie, 10, both of Lowell, get ready to show Nicholas' cow Blizzard, a reserve grand champion, during the livestock auction at the Lake County Fair in Crown Point.

August 13, 2011 8:09 pm
Tuition on the hoof

Tuition on the hoof

Jack Rees, far right, sells sweet corn Saturday at the Masonic booth at the Lake County Fair in Crown Point.

August 13, 2011 8:12 pm
Ivy Tech class on quality livestock

Ivy Tech class on quality livestock

EAST CHICAGO - Once herds of cattle fed on the rich grasslands from Texas through the American Great Plains. It took 24 months to mature the bovines and driving them to market was labor-intensive.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Let's Talk Turkey . . . and swine, and dairy, and lamb

Let's Talk Turkey . . . and swine, and dairy, and lamb

WASHINGTON TWP. | Andrew Sharp, an incoming senior at Morgan Township High School, held the turkey he's raised since March, starting him out in his family's bathtub as a chick, feeding him out of the palm of his hand until he grew with speed.

July 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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