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  • Reduce energy use to save money this winter
    Although we have enjoyed a warm fall season, remember we live in Illinois and next week could be a different story. 
  • 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. 
  • Feed the birds this winter
    Winter is coming. No, I am not a Game of Thrones fan; but let’s be honest, it is just around the corner. Winter brings many changes. One of these is that many birds migrate out of the area in the fall. 
  • 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. 
  • Prospects for corn, soybean production estimates
    Current corn and soybean prices reflect, in part, the large U.S. crops just harvested. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release the final estimates of the size of those crops in the second week of January. 
  • Lily’s tale: Let me tell your animal stories
    Meet Lily. She’s a beloved 10-year-old miniature donkey who belongs to Andy Ulrich of Sumner in Lawrence County. Lily arrived in Andy’s care about a year ago, just before Andy’s church hosted its annual “A Walk to Bethlehem” live nativity. 
  • History comes alive at Vandalia Statehouse
    There was a time when history was not interesting to me, but that has really changed. I’ve learned that history is fascinating, especially when it involves talking with a farmer who has experienced vast changes in the way he manages his farm and the tools he uses to grow food and fiber. 
  • 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. 

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