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  • State checkoff advances beef
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:00 PM
    The 50-cent Illinois beef checkoff is funding many new programs in the state. “The checkoff has brought us programs we could have only dreamed about years ago,” said Mike Martz, president of the Illinois Beef Association during the IBA Summer Conference.
  • Find your cutting edge
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:00 PM
    Talk about a data surge. The 2016 InfoAg promises more information than ever in the digital pipeline for producers.
  • Help for beginning veteran farmers
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:00 PM
    Military veterans, active duty members and their families can learn more about how to start or operate a farm during a daylong program sponsored by Purdue University’s Indiana Beginning Farmer program.
  • Learn vegetable food safety rules
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:00 AM
    Purdue Extension in July will offer two programs to update vegetable growers on federal regulations involving post-harvest food safety and show how they can reduce the risk of contamination.
  • Association honors Purdue’s Gray
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 AM
    Allan Gray, Purdue University’s Land O’Lakes chair for food and agribusiness, was named a fellow of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association on June 22 at the organization’s World Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Create pathway to farm leadership
    As the older generation on the farm thinks about the legacy they want to leave, they should feel pride in what they’ve built. They’ve labored over the operation, and they’ve given their blood, sweat and tears for many years.
  • Celebrate Dairy Month
    For more than 75 years, milk and dairy products have been promoted every June in celebration of National Dairy Month. As consumers indulge in their favorite dairy products this month, National Farmers Union is taking a step back to the farm gate to recognize the hardworking family farmers who are involved in dairy production across the U.S.
  • Farmers need TPP OK
    Approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is important to American industry, it’s important to American agriculture and it’s important to individual farmers like me.
  • Battle between hog prices and feed prices
    Here we go again. Higher feed prices once again are the main story reducing prospects for profitability in pork production. In the first quarter of 2016, corn prices received by U.S. farmers averaged $3.60 per bushel.
  • Corn prices reflect weather and demand
    With the start of the critical three-month growing season, the potential size of the 2016 U.S. corn crop becomes the focus of attention.
  • Technology improves lives of cattle
    Two LaSalle County cattlemen built new monoslope cattle barns on their farms last year and provided tours of their new facilities at a recent open house event sponsored by the Illinois Livestock Development Group.
  • Making case for waterway upgrades
    I really enjoyed my conversation last week with Mark Seib, a Poseyville, Ind., corn, soybean and wheat farmer, on the Panama Canal expansion. Seib serves on the United Soybean Board’s Soy Transportation Coalition.
  • Tell us your story ideas
    At AgriNews, our world revolves around the people, animals and crops that make the agricultural industry thrive. Every day, we learn and share these stories.
  • Budget impasse hurts state’s universities
    You know those Facebook “Flashback” photos and posts that pop up on your timeline? I’ve come to like those as a reminder of where I was and what I was doing and thinking a year or two or three ago.
  • Summer blooms across southern Illinois
    Now’s the perfect time. Everything in southern Illinois is lush and green. All of the trees are fully leaved, with some of them flowering.

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