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  • Farmer talks organics, sustainability
    Monday, October 12, 2015 5:00 PM
    The story that Dave Bishop, owner of PrairiErth Farm, had to tell was not different than many farmers in his neighborhood — or the rest of the Midwest this growing season. 
  • Keep focus on high yields
    Monday, October 12, 2015 3:00 PM
    Following several months of crop reports full of surprises for the trade, the October estimates for production and balance sheets settled into the range of expectations. 
  • USDA trims harvested acreage estimates
    Monday, October 12, 2015 1:00 PM
    As anticipated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced harvested acre estimates in the October crop production report, putting them in line with crop insurance fillings. 
  • Keep kids safe on farm
    Monday, October 12, 2015 11:00 AM
    Whether a young person lives on a farm or is visiting, there are many hazards and situations that can put them at risk. The leading causes of death on farms involve accidents with machinery, motor vehicles or drowning. 
  • Deere unveils dry fertilizer applicator prototype
    Monday, October 12, 2015 9:00 AM
    Attendees at this year’s Midwest Ag Industries Exposition got their first look at John Deere’s new high-capacity dry fertilizer applicator. 
  • Fall soybean sample collection to promote value
    We experienced a tough growing season in our area in 2015, which was the case for many farmers throughout Illinois. I had several acres that were lost to flooding. 
  • Asgrow, DeKalb products drive performance
    SPONSORED: Farmers depend on advancements in seed technology to help drive higher yield and profitability. 
  • Thinking differently about farm animals
    When Jim and I moved to Missouri more than a decade ago, we visited several churches until we found the one best suited to our spiritual needs. It was a balmy spring morning when we attended a church in one of the small towns near our home. 
  • What's new in seed technology?
    SPONSORED: This season, farmers had the opportunity to plant new Asgrow soybean and DeKalb corn products offering great new genetics and high-yield potential. 
  • Indiana Farm Bureau must look to next 25 years
    Since announcing my candidacy for Indiana Farm Bureau president almost exactly two months ago, I have traveled around the state and spoken with people interested in the advancement of ag. 
  • Meet alpacas up close
    “This one will bite you a little, but it won’t hurt,” a farmer said as I stood in a field with nothing separating me from a herd of alpacas and hesitantly held out the treat in my hand. And bite me she did. But, of course, he was right — it didn’t hurt. 
  • Visit offers reassuring look at pig farming
    I recently had the pleasure to go interview the Keller family at their hog farm in Jasper County. The farm is a breed-to-wean operation, and I talked to Bob, Jason, Anna and Art about what it takes to stay successful in the pig business for six decades and to bring two separate generations — Bob and Jason — back to the farm. 
  • Urban farming can offer more than local food
    I recently traveled to an urban farm in Indianapolis, where I expected to find a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. 
  • Hemp returns to Indiana
    This week I had the chance to do something that basically no one in Indiana has done since the 1940s — I got to explore a field of hemp. 
  • U of I staff challenges end Corn & Soybean Classic
    For the past 18 years, the University of Illinois Extension has hosted the Corn and Soybean Classic and various locations throughout the state the second and third week of January. 

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