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  • Bee Well plants seed for healthy food choices
    When two surveys came out last year that painted a negative picture of the health of Edgar County residents, a partnership was quickly formed to turn the tide. The Bee Well Coalition of Edgar County is in its first year of providing vegetable gardens and teaching residents gardening. 
  • Cousins return to family farm roots with niche
    Every youngster has dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. For Brian Lau, those aspirations ranged from managing a state park to working at a zoo or being a veterinarian. 
  • Corn farmers show off American Ethanol No. 3 Show Car
    Prior to the recent Brickyard 400, Hoosiers were able to see the Richard Childress Racing American Ethanol No. 3 show car and learn about ethanol. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council sponsored appearances of the car as part of its partnership with American Ethanol and NASCAR. 
  • Cover crops could help flooded fields
    Planting cover crops on failed or prevented planting acres is an opportunity to take a bad situation and make it a little better, said Barry Fisher, Indiana state soil health specialist for the National Resources Conservation Service.   
  • Farmers see new Bayer products at field day
    Farmers gathered in northern Indiana to learn about the Bayer GT Performance System — what it is and how it is doing in Hoosier fields. Researchers have been testing the system for three years at a plot in Twelve Mile. 
  • GOP Senate candidates talk ag
    U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Howe, and Eric Holcomb, candidates for U.S. Senate, may both have conservative political views — but their views on pressing agricultural issues are unique. 
  • IFB’s Gebhards says members’ calls make difference
    Illinois Farm Bureau members’ dialing is making a difference. “I’ve had folks ask me, when I’ve been out in the counties, do we really need to do that? Does it really matter?” said Mark Gebhards, executive director of the governmental affairs and commodities division for the bureau. 
  • Dry, hot weather could impact corn crop
    Although excessive rain has been a problem this year, there is some good corn growing in Illinois. “The big story of the year is rainfall,” said Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist. “We generally think wet Junes are bad for the corn crop, but that is not always true." 
  • Antibiotics, trade challenge pork industry
    If Chris Hodges, the CEO of the National Pork Board, had been talking to a roomful of teenagers, this would have been the “you’re old enough to make your own decisions” talk. 
  • National FFA Convention returns to Indy
    A bevy of blue and gold jackets will swarm Indianapolis when the National FFA Convention returns to the Hoosier state 2016 to 2024. The news that the convention would be returning to Indianapolis for nine years was announced July 15 at a press conference at the National FFA Organization headquarters. 

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