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  • Looking to the future of women in agriculture
    Promotion of the agricultural industry is strong; more than 90 percent of respondents to the AgCareers.com Gender Roles and Equality survey said they frequently advocate for the agricultural industry.
  • Small-town roots bind classmates
    Looking back at my life, I’m grateful that I grew up in a small rural community. A child of the ’60s and a teen in the late 1970s, the times seem so much simpler then than they do now.
  • Preventing farm tractor rollover fatalities
    According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration study conducted in 2011, a farmer has a seven times higher fatality rate than the fatality rate for all workers in private industry.
  • ‘Fungi-tastic’ year for clinic
    It’s been an interesting year at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic. With the excessively wet spring and mild summer temperatures, 2015 could be called the year of the fungi.
  • Begonia picked as the annual of the year
    The National Garden Bureau announced that 2016 is the Year of the Begonia in the annuals category. The honor is most deserved for this staple garden plant offering more than 1,700 species and nearly 10 types, ranging from wax to rex, to tuberous and boliviensis heat tolerant-trailing type.
  • Plenty to see at farm shows
    Since I started my job at AgriNews I’ve been to a lot of farm shows — but this is my first time going to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. I’m excited to see all the new equipment, meet farmers and learn more about agriculture.
  • Wisdom of radio’s Bob Collins recalled
    Morning radio listeners of WGN lost a popular entertainer 16 years ago when Bob Collins died in an airplane crash.
  • Illinois ag mourns loss of respected researcher
    Illinois agriculture lost Jeff Kindhart this week to cancer. As a senior research specialist at the University of Illinois’ Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Pope County, Kindhart, 51, was a familiar face.
  • Iowa vote is a wake-up call
    I am relieved that I’m not the only one who is in wonder at the claims by pro-ethanol groups that more than 80 percent of the votes cast in the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses were cast for pro-Renewable Fuel Standard candidates. Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, won the GOP caucus.
  • Farmer’s experience shows proof in the soil
    During the Winter Seminar hosted by AgriEnergy Resources, Jim Mitchell, who farms near Eaton, Ohio, talked about his biological farming journey that he started about 26 years ago.



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