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  • Bustos says fight over RFS levels not over
    Monday, June 29, 2015 5:00 PM
    We want our billion back. It might be the catchphrase for a taxtime TV ad, but it’s also what one member of Congress feels farmers and gas-buying consumers in her district are owed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 
  • Zein plant set to start production in August
    Monday, June 29, 2015 3:00 PM
    The first hurdle is how to pronounce it. “We’re going to pronounce it ‘zane,’ and I’m interested in taking a look at that,” said U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, an East Moline Democrat who represents the 17th Congressional District in Illinois. 
  • Martz to lead Illinois Beef Association
    Monday, June 29, 2015 1:00 PM
    The path for the Illinois Beef Association is determined by the members and the group’s board of governors. “It is evident that Joni and I have similar philosophies for IBA, but the direction for IBA will not come from us,” said Mike Martz, a cattleman from DeKalb. 
  • Pork exports hinge on trade deals, China
    Monday, June 29, 2015 11:00 AM
    Iowa State University’s Dermot Hayes had the answer, three possible ones, for his own question about U.S. pork exports. “What happens next?” he asked. “I see three outcomes,” Hayes said. 
  • Competitive edge hinges on infrastructure
    Monday, June 29, 2015 9:00 AM
    A dynamic shift in the global grain market over the last decade highlights the need for upgrading America’s transportation infrastructure. 
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 
  • Rain and replanting
    This past week has seen several light rain events keeping soil conditions on the wet side after the big rain event the previous week. It appears that there will be some corn acres that will need to be replanted and also soybeans acres after the big rain from the previous week. 

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