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  • HATCH program extended through 2015
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 5:00 PM
    After a successful 10-week pilot program, HATCH is extending its program through 2015. The pilot program, which included 65 central Indiana Kroger stores, provided one egg to a local food bank for each dozen Kroger-brand medium eggs purchased from April 13 through June 20. 
  • What will it take for your farm to break even?
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 3:00 PM
    Even for the experts, there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to the question: What’s going to happen to corn and soybean prices? Purdue Extension economists Chris Hurt and Michael Langemeier discussed the possibilities, along with weather patterns and other trends, during a webinar. 
  • Soybean growers praise Cuban, U.S. embassy openings
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:00 PM
    The Illinois Soybean Growers was pleased to hear President Barack Obama announce plans to reopen Cuban and U.S. embassies in Washington, D.C., and Havana. This latest announcement comes after Cuba recently was formally removed from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. 
  • Illinois soybean leaders offer input at global oilseed gathering
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:00 AM
    Illinois Soybean Association leaders played a key role during the recent joint meeting of the International Soybean Growers Alliance and the International Oilseed Production Dialogue in Chicago. 
  • Conference to focus on farm applications
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:00 AM
    Getting farmers the information they need about residue management, soil health and nutrient management is the goal of the annual Hancock County Residue Management Conference. The event will feature speakers from around the state. 
  • 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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