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  • WIU field displays textbook herbicide resistance
    Tales of the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds abound, and a university specialist on the subject saw it right in his “backyard.”
  • Black Hawk College captured the 2016 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference Sweepstakes Award.
  • Illinois family wins big at 2016 National Western
    Lowderman Cattle Co. of Macomb, Ill., won both the National Champion Polled Hereford Bull and National Champion Polled Hereford female honors at this year’s 2016 National Western Stock Show in Denver.
  • DuQuoin State Fair gets new logo
    The logo for the 2016 DuQuoin State Fair gives a nod to the importance of agriculture in the Illinois economy.
  • New White Planter series rolls out
    The new White Planters 9800VE Series machines are the result of AGCO Corp.’s latest investment in technology available from Precision Planting.
  • Landoll introduces new tandem disc harrows
    With the introduction of a new line of 6231 Series models, Landoll Corp. has taken tandem disc harrows to a new level, in part to handle the demands of today’s heavy residue and cool soil conditions.
  • Propane can cut irrigation costs
    Producers who irrigated with emissions-compliant, propane-powered irrigation engines reduced fuel costs by 58 percent in 2015, according to research results from the Propane Education and Research Council’s Propane Farm Incentive Program.
  • Students taste test fresh veggies
    The Peoria County Illinois Nutrition Education Program staff kicked off its spring lunchroom taste testings at two elementary schools.
  • 1 ranch, 13 sets of twin calves
    Among the milestones of a cow-calf rancher’s calendar is springtime, when the cute little calves are welcomed to the pasture.
  • Livestock donations to Zambians boost incomes, diet
    Some humanitarian organizations facilitate livestock donations to poor households in developing countries, but does giving a cow, a pair of oxen or a herd of goats to a poor household really benefit the recipients?
  • SIU vegetable scientist assists Moroccan farmers
    Consumers want consistency. They want to buy a pepper that’s the same size as other peppers, and they want carrots the same color as other carrots.
  • New life for old barn
    The old dairy barn on the hill sat idle for years. Weather-worn, the barn could have fallen to the wrecking ball, joining the shadows of others that are but landscape memories.
  • Midewin Bison Expedition to be May 7
    On May 7, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and its valued partners will hold the “Midewin Bison Expedition,” a public event to view the bison herd.
  • Trainor joins Illinois State Fair grandstand lineup
    Singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire Meghan Trainor is bringing “The Untouchable Tour” to the 2016 Illinois State Fair this August.
  • Soybeans expected to outperform corn
    Soybeans were more profitable than corn across Illinois the past three years, and the balance sheet, while red, looks favorable in several regions this year, as well.

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