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  • Harvest nearing completion across Illinois
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:00 PM
    Corn harvest and soybean harvest were 83 percent and 76 percent complete, respectively, as of Oct. 23. Winter wheat planted reached 68 percent, while 38 percent was emerged.
  • Rainy weather slows Indiana harvest progress
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:00 PM
    Above-average temperatures helped dry Hoosier fields between sporadic rains. However, temperatures in some counties dropped low enough for farmers to see their first frost.
  • National FFA officers elected
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:00 PM
    Students from Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina and Texas have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2016-2017 National FFA officer team.
  • FFA Proficiency Awards presented
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:00 AM
    Winners of the 2016 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced Oct. 21 at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo.
  • National FFA Stars named
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 AM
    FFA members from Oklahoma, Minnesota and South Dakota earned the most prestigious honor awarded to a student by the National FFA Organization at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
  • Free trade means more business for U.S. ag
    Many farmers are expecting record yields this year, but the blessing of a good harvest can also be a burden if you don’t have enough customers for your crops. With the lowest commodity prices on corn and soybeans in more than a decade, farmers need access to more markets if they’re going to keep afloat.
  • Consider 2016 diseases when planning for 2017
    SPONSORED: Where to start the conversation for selecting corn seed for the 2017 growing year? If you’ve had disease issues this year, that’s the place, said Jason Holman, DEKALB and Asgrow technical agronomist for northern Indiana.
  • You can conserve energy in your home
    Fall harvesting is well underway with one thing in mind, getting the crop in the bin. However, when time allows, you may want to take advantage of a warm fall day to seal cracks and crevices in your home.
  • Resistance tops soybean weed talk
    SPONSORED: There has been a lot of conversation about Palmer amaranth, which grows quickly and creates millions of seeds, making it difficult for farmers to control.
  • Pork industry outlook turns sour
    Hog prices have collapsed to levels far below breakeven. There is worry more hogs headed to market this fall than available packing capacity, and the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture inventory indicates there are more hogs than had been anticipated.
  • Letter to Indiana from a loving citizen
    Dear Indiana, in high school, a lot of my friends said they wanted to leave you. In college they insisted that, one day, they would move away.
  • Grain prices: Don’t blame messenger
    The only time my Dad ever gave me any advice from a career standpoint happened about 40 years ago while I was working for my hometown weekly newspaper. He passed along a comment from a relative that farmers don’t like to see stories about how good the crops are because the Chicago Board of Trade sees it and it drives down prices.
  • Oh, dear, there's too many deer around here
    Deer are so common around my place that they’re kind of like giant dogs running through our property. While they are a permanent part of our landscape as much as the sugar maple trees in our front yard, there are so many things we cannot do because of them.
  • New grocery store’s recipe for success
    Niemann Foods opened a first-of-its-kind grocery store last week that focuses on the “know your farmer, know your food” concept.
  • We must sort fact from opinion, true from false
    We all know “you can’t believe everything you read.” And it can be challenging to sift facts from opinions. I think now, more than ever, it’s important that we use our critical thinking skills before forming opinions and sharing ideas online.

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