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  • Make sure protection grows with your farm
    If your farm is growing, you’re likely familiar with the “pains” that come along with that: matching the size of your equipment line to number of farmed acres, managing more landlord relationships, dealing with bigger numbers and making even bigger decisions. 
  • 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. 
  • Depression can creep in during the holidays
    Although there are times when this old world seems to have more meanness than kindness in it, I am thankful for the many blessings I recognize, as well as those I take for granted every day. 
  • 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. 
  • Biodiesel benefits soybean, livestock producers
    It’s a good time to remind soybean and livestock producers that biodiesel benefits both ag industry segments. 
  • 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. 
  • Something new just an interview away
    Each week is different as an AgriNews field editor. Whether I am in a field talking to a farmer, at a conference listening to a speaker or talking with youth involved in the industry, it always is new and exciting. 

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