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  • Big pig numbers may outpace slaughter capacity
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 5:00 PM
    No room at the inn? That is shaping up to be the case with the nation’s bacon makers as numbers in the second U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs report of the year pointed to a larger supply of pigs than analysts expected.
  • Illinois producers make more bacon
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:00 PM
    Illinois pork producers followed the national trend as hog numbers in Illinois were up from a year ago, according to the second-quarter U.S. Department of Agriculture hogs and pigs report.
  • Numbers up, breeding herd down in Indiana
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00 PM
    Indiana pork producers had more pigs on June 1, 2016, than they did a year before, but have scaled back on their breeding herd, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture hogs and pigs report.
  • Board traces cattle from TB-positive herd
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 AM
    Since bovine tuberculosis was found in late April on a beef cattle operation in Franklin County, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health has been working to trace all movement from the infected herd.
  • Crop conditions shaping up nicely
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:00 AM
    As July rolls in, Indiana farmers begin to look toward harvest season and the current crop outlook. Chris Hurt, a Purdue University agricultural economics professor, said that both nationally and in Indiana, the crop condition is favorable.
  • 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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