TOWANDA, Ill. — The Prairie State’s top corn-producing county is projected to have yields 9% below the five-year average.
MINNEAPOLIS — There were downward movements in the crop production numbers, but not to the extent of what was expected by the trade.
WASHINGTON — Illinois, Indiana and national corn and soybean yield estimates were lowered in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production report.
WASHINGTON — Uncertainty continued to be the theme when the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply and demand estimates for September were released.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2019 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness will be held Nov. 6-7 at Purdue University.
MONMOUTH, Ill. — To anyone who may be thinking of writing off the 2019 Illinois soybean crop, Lance Tarochione has a message.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Instead of 2019 being the year that wasn’t for soybeans in Indiana, it still could be the year that is, given a little extra care.
How do you keep a heavy door from slamming shut? That was a problem by the mid-18th century when huge brass hinges held the doors.
Creativity is at your elbow, always available. I try to remember that. If you are a parent who, like many people, considers himself “noncreative,” just think of creativity as a water faucet. Turn the stream on, and it can be a steady flow into your everyday life.
A common complaint among vegetable gardeners is that their squash plants have a lot of flowers, but many of them just fall off without producing any fruit.
Cattle prices for cash and futures are suffering under the effects of the trade war with China similar other U.S. ag markets. Fortunately, cattle prices are not as depressed as Kansas City wheat that recently fell to a new 14-year low.
Illinois soybean farmers have become familiar with the term sustainability as it is applied to our production practices. Now, we are learning the term regenerative agriculture may be better.
As part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the coming 2020 presidential campaign — which will, in all likelihood, pit the winner against the incumbent Republican, Donald Trump — Joe Biden has issued “The Biden Plan for Rural America.”
ROCKVILLE, Ind. – A grassland management workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT Oct. 5 at Miller Woods, 3505 E 500 S, Rockville.
KANKAKEE, Ill. –State Forrester Chris Evans will conduct a morning discussion on tree selection and maintenance and then lead an afternoon walk identifying trees.
STERLING, Ill. – The free precision agriculture program Drones in Agriculture will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at the Jordan Township Building in Sterling. Current and future uses of drones in agriculture will be discussed, and a field demonstration will include the Agras MG-1S RTK octocopter.
ELIZABETH, Ill. –Learn about growing garlic from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Jo Daviess County Extension office, 204 Vine St., Elizabeth.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The program Apple a Day will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Kankakee County Extension office, 1650 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais.
ELIZABETH, Ill. – The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will sponsor two chain-saw safety courses: beginners on Sept. 24, and advanced on Sept. 25, both from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jim Breed farm, 3446 Long Hollow Road, near Elizabeth.
ELIZABETH, Ill. – Join the Jo Daviess County master gardeners for their first Fall into Gardening program, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at the CTE Academy, 950 Hwy. 20 W, Elizabeth.
AROMA PARK, Ill. – Bring your little nature lover to Shannon Bayou, 3301 Waldron Road, Aroma Park, for a walk along the Storybook Trail.
DECATUR, Ill. – Join the Macon County master naturalists for a family-friendly tour of Fairview Park to enjoy the festive autumn foliage and learn about the park’s wide variety of trees. Walk in the Park will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at 1455 W. Fairview Park Drive, Decatur.
A major concern is for evergreen material surviving the winter with very little soil moisture. Pine, spruce, fir, yew, juniper and arborvitae are already stressed from the summer extremes and are in real danger if they can’t pull moisture from the soil to replace what is normally lost due to winter weather.