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  • Corn market waits on summer weather
    From the daily high on March 30 to the daily low on April 1, May 2016 futures prices declined by $0.20. The decline reflected the larger than expected planting intentions reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on March 31 and followed a month-long modest price rally.
  • Grow ingredients for salsa
    There is nothing like a fresh salsa and tortilla chips summer snack. Fresh salsa is also called pico de gallo and is comprised mainly of tomatoes, peppers, onion and cilantro. Almost all the ingredients can be grown right in your own backyard or on your patio.
  • Plant seeds of opportunity
    This year, many farmers are looking for opportunities, whether that means taking on more custom work, starting a side business or trying to rent additional acres. New opportunities can make a big difference as you strengthen and diversify your operation.
  • Supporting ag careers
    An integral component of an effective pipeline of talent for the agricultural industry is education at all levels, primarily aimed at reaching the youth who will drive innovation.
  • Grads need our help
    High school and college graduations are just weeks away. It is a bittersweet time for parents who soon will see their children go off into the world to make their own way.
  • Making sure photos click with readers
    Ever since I was little, I always dreamed of being a writer when I grew up, like my dad who is an agriculture journalist. After graduating from Purdue University, I was able to land a job with Indiana AgriNews.
  • Take time to count benefits of trees
    I love being outside and looking up at the trees that stretch toward the sky. But after talking to several arborists this week in preparation for Arbor Day, I have a new-found appreciation for trees.
  • Time to find bounty in farmers markets
    Striped umbrellas and shape tents for farmers markets now are popping up throughout southern Illinois. There’s plenty of spinach, kale, asparagus, onions and other spring veggies to be found during this cooler weather.
  • An agricultural travelogue of Illinois
    AgriNews readers have noticed that we’ve completed our weekly series highlighting each county in Illinois and have moved on to highlight an agriculture career in each issue.
  • Zoo vet visit brings new perspective
    I have visited zoos numerous times, however, after my recent trip to the Brookfield Zoo to talk to a zoo veterinarian, my appreciation for zoos has risen to a whole new level.

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