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LEXINGTON, Ill. — Travelers crossing Mackinaw River bridges along I-55 in McLean County or I-74 in Woodford County probably are unaware of the gem below.

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Cows are large, powerful animals that can become aggressive if they feel threatened. That’s a key reason why safety is critical to dairy cow farmers.

HANOVER, Ill. — Illinois cattlemen spent a day during their Summer Conference touring three northern Illinois cattle operations that included a cow-calf operation, a dairy farm with robotic milkers and a monoslope feedlot facility.

Farmers and ranchers can’t afford to hang on to equipment and practices that aren’t working. We economize and fix our trucks and tractors until we must replace them. We adopt new technology and farming techniques that make our businesses more efficient and environmentally friendly.

When we talk to agricultural economists and members of Congress about what expectations they have for agricultural policy, they usually express a preference for policy instruments that do not interfere with market signals. And, on the face of it, that sounds like a reasonable goal.

Once, when walking across the Charles Bridge in Prague, a friend asked if I knew the story behind the stunning, 14th century marvel under our feet. No, I replied, mostly because my education did not require much European history.

OREGON, Ill. − If you are not familiar with the 4-H program or have not been exposed to it for a while, we are happy to report that 4-H is recognized as the nation’s largest youth development organization.

On average, entering the month of July our weather becomes very hot and humid with little rain. However, over the past couple of weeks, we have been getting hot, sunny days followed by rain and thunderstorms.

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(Washington)--U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on EPA to uphold the President’s commitments to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).