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  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    During National Dairy Month, DeLaval reaffirmed its commitment to the future of agriculture with a promotion offered through its network of 28 DeLaval Dairy Service locations within the United States. 
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    A lawsuit seeking to block construction of a Wenona hog farm has been dismissed by a central Illinois judge. Opponents of the 20,000-head hog farm in Marshall Country had challenged developer VMC Management Corp. of Williamsburg, Iowa, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, which granted preliminary approval of the project in October. 
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    A new group has formed to push for policies in Springfield favorable to the medical marijuana industry with a well-connected former Illinois Department of Agriculture employee as its top lobbyist. 
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    The 43rd annual Western Illinois University Performance Tested Bull Sale at the Western Illinois University Livestock Center posted a record sale average. 
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    Western Illinois University School of Agriculture alumni Jimmy Holtschlag of Quincy and Kayla Henness of Camden had an interest in working with animals as youngsters. But it was their time as undergraduates at WIU that helped along their individual decisions to attend veterinary school. 
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 
  • Rain and replanting
    This past week has seen several light rain events keeping soil conditions on the wet side after the big rain event the previous week. It appears that there will be some corn acres that will need to be replanted and also soybeans acres after the big rain from the previous week. 



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