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The authorities in Michigan say there were 6 students on hiking trip in Upper Peninsula. One left and didn't come back. It took rescuers hours to find the boys and one was dead when they arrived.

Authorities say they have Victor Linton and Allen McCray in custody after a three-state crime spree in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Crop bulletins this afternoon will be examined to see just has happened in wheat fields and newly planted corn fields. There's been flooding, damaging winds, snow and cold.

Farmers weren't only ones complaining about weather this last weekend. AdventureLand in Iowa was scheduled to open last weekend. It didn't. It was too wet and cold.

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12 things to know about your permanent electric fence

One of the largest challenges any producer faces is selecting the right fencing for their livestock and operation. Whether you are a looking to raise a few head of livestock or a much larger herd, a permanent electric fence may be the right option for you. Before you decide, here are 12 things you need to know about electric fencing that will help you maximize its effectiveness. 

View the Discover Gallagher Blog for more practical information on electric fencing. 

Farm Progress America, May 1, 2017

Max Armstrong offers information on the 2017 America's Farmers Farm Mom of the Year program. In this installment he profiles Susan Brocksmith who is not only active in the work of her family farm, but also teaches agribusiness at Vincennes University in Indiana.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.