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  • Pro offers tips on marketing grain
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 5:00 PM
    In the current marketplace where 80 percent of all trades are computer generated, grain marketer Pete Lorenz says more farmers should develop a marketing plan that plots multiple sales over a season. 
  • Changes ahead for farmland assessment
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 3:00 PM
    A change in Illinois farmland assessments will be reflected in property tax bills payable in 2016. The revision shifts the annual cap of 10 percent from a parcel’s individual soil productivity index to the state’s median cropped soil PI of 111. 
  • Dietitian helps bust myths, misinformation and fear
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:00 PM
    Registered dietitian nutritionist Kim Galeaz wants people to know that their fear of eating can be diminished and they can get back to making healthy choices by learning to balance the foods they eat. 
  • New soybean brand joins ‘Respect the Rotation’ effort
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:00 AM
    A company that has conducted the “Respect the Rotation” weed management stewardship campaign for several years added another option for farmers that parallels that initiative. 
  • Trace nutrients can play big role in soil, plant health
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    Brad Forkner likes to compare his system of crop nutrients to human nutrition. “You only metabolize food to your first limiting factor. If it happens to be sulfur, when you bump up against a shortage of sulfur, you’re done,” said Forkner, soil structure and nutrient manager for Nutrient Management Specialists. 
  • Make sure protection grows with your farm
    If your farm is growing, you’re likely familiar with the “pains” that come along with that: matching the size of your equipment line to number of farmed acres, managing more landlord relationships, dealing with bigger numbers and making even bigger decisions. 
  • Xtend soybeans nearing market release
    SPONSORED: Farmers who battle glyphosate-resistant and other tough-to-control weeds will have an additional weed management tool in 2016 with the anticipated introduction of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. 
  • Depression can creep in during the holidays
    Although there are times when this old world seems to have more meanness than kindness in it, I am thankful for the many blessings I recognize, as well as those I take for granted every day. 
  • Unusual growing year brings weed, insect surprises
    SPONSORED: An unusual growing year that went from extremely wet to very dry brought surprises, some welcome, some not, even before combines started rolling in farm fields. 
  • Biodiesel benefits soybean, livestock producers
    It’s a good time to remind soybean and livestock producers that biodiesel benefits both ag industry segments. 
  • Why is Illinois losing ag scientists?
    Illinois farmers lost another valuable source of information this month to either industry or an out-of-state university. Entomologist Mike Gary announced his retirement from the University of Illinois to begin a new career with Monsanto as sustainable agricultural systems lead. 
  • What are you thankful for?
    It’s almost here — my favorite holiday of the year: Thanksgiving. Followed quickly by my least favorite day of the year, Black Friday. 
  • Toy cattle truck gets controversy rolling
    It’s actually not that big. I mean, it’s a toy truck. But for people on both sides of the issue, it’s a big deal. 
  • Something new just an interview away
    Each week is different as an AgriNews field editor. Whether I am in a field talking to a farmer, at a conference listening to a speaker or talking with youth involved in the industry — whether that is through FFA, livestock competitions or something else — it always is new and exciting. 
  • Nelson, Buchen departures raise questions
    Almost a year ago, a whole bunch of people who are pro-agriculture and pro-Illinois agriculture gathered in the magnificent Palmer House hotel to hear someone speak. We were excited and the air was filled with anticipation and enthusiasm and a new hope. 

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