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  • Animal disease traceability in final steps in Indiana
    Monday, July 21, 2014 5:00 PM
    Animal disease traceability has been approved by the Indiana Board of Animal Health. The changes on Indiana’s livestock identification and documentation stems from federal animal disease traceability that was implemented in 2013, said Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana state veterinarian. 
  • MAGIE showcases latest ag input hardware
    Monday, July 21, 2014 3:00 PM
    “Advance Your Technology IQ” is the theme for 33 rd annual Midwest Ag Industries Exposition on Aug. 20-21 at the McLean County Fairgrounds. 
  • Kress joins Seed Consultants
    Monday, July 21, 2014 1:00 PM
    Seed Consultants Inc. welcomed Dave Kress as a new area seedsman covering west-central Ohio. Kress holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Wright-State University and brings more than 10 years of seed sales experience to SCI. 
  • Glass Barn returns to Indiana State Fair
    Monday, July 21, 2014 11:00 AM
    Indiana soybean farmers have the opportunity to help give fairgoers a clear look at the Indiana farming experience by becoming involved with the Glass Barn during this year’s Indiana State Fair. 
  • Agriculture comes to life at Johnson County Fair
    Monday, July 21, 2014 9:00 AM
    The Read-Touch-Taste program brought agricultural stories, snacks and crafts to the Johnson County Fair. A group of 5- to 7-year-olds sat attentively around Extension educator Sarah Hanson as she read a book about a pig who loves to work out. 
  • Spring: Farmers hard at work keeping world fed
    Finally, it’s here. Spring. Warmer weather. This past week, I spent mostly on the road, traveling to five different farms in northern and north-central Illinois. 
  • Farm stories need to be told
    I’ve been told that, for a long time, farmers and ag businesses were quiet when it came to telling their stories. Stories of hard work, integrity and progress. Things to be proud of. I’m glad that I’ve heard so many of these stories over the years — even before I worked in the agriculture industry. 
  • Big data is raising big questions for farmers
    If it’s new, it’s better, right? Right? Everything new and advanced is automatically better than whatever came before it. I’d add a resounding “No!” We used to have a joke in the daily newspaper newsroom. 
  • Winter finally gives way to farmers market shopping
    I’m sure I’m not the only one who has struggled with it this year. Winter is the easiest time to gain weight, and it has to be one of the worst feelings ever! 
  • Soy protein, oil levels are now improving in Illinois
    Over the past few years, the Illinois Soybean Association has been educating farmers about the importance of producing quality soybeans in order to remain competitive in a global market. 




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