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  • Technology makes manure application safer
    Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:00 PM
    A small piece of technology has made a big difference when it comes to manure application. “We’re using a Krohne flowmeter, which has been an industry standard for years,” said Matt Bradshaw of Bradshaw Custom Pumping, a manure application business based in Griggsville.
  • Paper trail follows, precedes manure application
    Thursday, May 05, 2016 3:00 PM
    Whenever Matt Bradshaw heads to a farm field to apply a load of manure, he may feel like someone’s watching him. That’s because, in many cases, they are.
  • Manure delivers soil health, crop nutrient benefits
    Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:00 PM
    The economic and agronomic benefits of manure applications for crop production and ways to avoid pitfalls were outlined in a recent Illinois Soybean Association-hosted webinar.
  • 12 steps to planting a tree
    Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:00 AM
    Choosing a tree to plant may sound like a simple decision, but a lot of factors can go into the process. Planning what type of tree to plant, where to plant it and evaluating potential disease issues can involve a lot of time.
  • Pruning ground rules
    Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:00 AM
    When it comes to pruning trees, it’s easier to start when the plant is newly established. The more formative pruning done to a tree, the less work it will require later on.
  • The raw truth: Raw milk poses risks
    Many consumers have voiced concern about antibiotic use in animal agriculture. Yet with the first sniffle or cough from their children, these parents will run to the doc to get a prescription for a human drug containing antibiotics.
  • IFB works to cure rural doctor, nurse shortages
    For urban and rural residents alike, rural America is famous for open spaces, gorgeous landscapes, quiet small towns and friendly neighbors.
  • Too many acres targeted for corn plantings
    U.S. farmers reacted to global markets in making a major shift by intending to plant more acres in corn, a situation that could add to abundant supplies and result in lower prices.
  • Planting intentions point toward larger corn supply
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Spring Planting Intentions Report reaffirms the commitment of the Illinois Corn Growers Association to aggressively seek to remove barriers to market access and to limit cost-inflating regulations.
  • Corn consumption and acreage
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Stocks report provides an opportunity to assess the progress of corn consumption during the current marketing year and to re-evaluate prospects for the magnitude of year-ending stocks.
  • 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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