Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EST Nov 21, 2018 Thanksgiving is always the fourth Thursday of November. But on a 400-acre farm just north of Marshall, every day is turkey day. Cornwell's Turkeyville U.S.A., about 110 miles west of downtown Detroit, celebrated its 50th year this spring. Over the years, Turkeyville’s acreage has grown and includes Cornwell’s Turkeyville’s restaurant (which opened in 1968), an ice cream parlor, a gift shop and a dinner theater. Everything it sells is made on site and from scratch. The restaurant and property are run by third generation Blain Cornwell, his wife Patti and their daughter Elyse Bibbings. Joellyn and Alan Cornwell, Blain's parents, still help out and have always worked closely with them. This Thanksgiving Day, they expect to serve complete turkey dinners to about 1,400 people between noon-5 p.m. The dinners are served … [Read more...] about It’s Thanksgiving every day at Michigan’s Turkeyville U.S.A.
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Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) Welcome to FOX News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. A hand recount was underway in Florida's bitter battle for the U.S. Senate between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Embattled Broward County official Brenda Snipes is embroiled in a new controversy after her county submitted its machine recount numbers a few minutes late, invalidating the entire tally President Trump is expected to visit California over the weekend to assess the damage to areas ravaged by wildfires over the past week, the White House said. Authorities say the death toll from the Camp Fire is now up to 63, with 631 people unaccounted for The Justice Department is preparing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is increasingly confident he could face trial in a U.S. court, according to a report A federal judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will … [Read more...] about FOX NEWS FIRST: Hand recount ordered in Florida as accusations fly; WikiLeaks founder Assange could be charged in U.S.
/EIN News/ -- CNH Industrial hosted North Dakota State Senator Kelly Armstrong and U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer in Fargo as well as U.S. Congressman Lloyd Smucker in New Holland United States lawmakers held town hall-style discussions with CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) employees at its Fargo, North Dakota and New Holland, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. manufacturing sites to examine issues impacting the U.S. manufacturing and agricultural sectors. The town hall discussions included the need for a new United States Farm Bill, along with ideas on how to address the workforce skills gap, U.S. trade, commodity prices and the impact of tariffs on the agricultural and manufacturing industries. “CNH Industrial is honored to welcome lawmakers to our plants so that they can see, first hand, the issues facing modern manufacturing,” said Aditya Garg, Fargo Plant Manager. “We thank our legislators for taking the time to speak directly with our employees and take their perspectives … [Read more...] about United States lawmakers discuss current issues impacting U.S. agriculture and manufacturing sectors with CNH Industrial employees
For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like Cargill to gain an edge in global grain markets.But the U.S. Department of Agriculture — the benchmark in forecasting domestic crops — says the images by themselves still can't be relied upon to predict annual corn, wheat or soybean harvests. Instead, the government's main source of information remains farmer surveys and random field samples."Satellites are not advanced enough to differentiate crop acres yet, so there is a loss of precision," said Seth Meyer, the chairman of the World Outlook Board, the USDA agency responsible for world crop forecasts. "This technology is going to get better, but right now it's just one tool in our forecasting toolbox."Getting accurate assessments of major U.S. crops valued at more than $100 billion last year is a recurring challenge for traders, consumers and farmers. Crop conditions can change with … [Read more...] about What satellites can’t see: U.S. crop forecasters walk and learn
Montana wheat farmers are eyeing a potential U.S. trade war with China, though tariffs would have moderate effects on state commodities.China in recent years has been a reliable buyer of hard red spring wheat shipped from the Pacific Northwest. Sales in 2017 amounted to 26 million bushels, according data released last week by U.S. Wheat Associates, with about half the grain coming from Montana.A 25 percent tariff on 103 U.S. products, including wheat, would hurt sales, said Cassidy Marn, trade and marketing manager for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee. China warned of tariffs last week in response to President Donald Trump ordering tariffs on aluminum and steel to bolster U.S. production.The bigger loss for Montana wheat would be future opportunities.“It’s unfortunate because it’s a market we’re going to develop, and this kind of puts a dent in things,” Marn said.Montana’s hard red spring wheat sales to China last year amounted to about 17 … [Read more...] about U.S.-China trade war will complicate Montana farmers’ plans to grow wheat sales