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  • Low-cost farms more likely to survive hard times
    Friday, February 12, 2016 5:00 PM
    As farmers deal with low returns and high expenses, it will be crucial for them to keep costs as low as possible. Jeff Rodibaugh, agricultural lender at First Farmers Bank and Trust, talked about financial risk management at the Corn Belt Seed Conference
  • Are fungicides worth the money?
    Friday, February 12, 2016 3:00 PM
    Deciding the best fungicide management practices is a choice farmers make every year. There are pros and cons to spraying fungicides, said Kiersten Wise, professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University.
  • Pig Farmer of the Year urges others to apply
    Friday, February 12, 2016 1:00 PM
    Being chosen to receive an award based on one’s work and accomplishments is an honor in itself, but an extra sense of pride goes along with being the selected as the first recipient of the award.
  • Spreading the message
    Friday, February 12, 2016 11:00 AM
    Field Moms, the cornerstone of the Illinois Farm Families program, will continue in 2016 along with expanded efforts to reach out to the largest population segment.
  • Ethanol wins in Iowa, industry claims
    Friday, February 12, 2016 9:00 AM
    The morning after the big game, everybody has the perfect game plan. The days after the first contest in the nation on the road to choose a new U.S. president are no different.
  • Indiana farmland property tax plan poses pitfalls
    How should Indiana assess farmland for property taxes? Good question. There’s the way we used to do it, the way we do it now and, if new legislation passes, the way we’ll do it in the future.
  • Cover crops can provide soil-borne disease control
    The use of cover crops has gained new momentum in the last decade due to a convergence of favorable research, education, policy initiatives and farmer innovation. The number of farmers planting cover crops is still relatively small, but growing.
  • Looking to the future of women in agriculture
    Promotion of the agricultural industry is strong; more than 90 percent of respondents to the AgCareers.com Gender Roles and Equality survey said they frequently advocate for the agricultural industry.
  • Small-town roots bind classmates
    Looking back at my life, I’m grateful that I grew up in a small rural community. A child of the ’60s and a teen in the late 1970s, the times seem so much simpler then than they do now.
  • Preventing farm tractor rollover fatalities
    According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration study conducted in 2011, a farmer has a seven times higher fatality rate than the fatality rate for all workers in private industry.
  • Let's help those in need
    It’s always great to see businesses helping out the community — and I am always hearing great things about the non-profit work Ceres Solutions does.
  • Making hay much better today than yesterday
    I recently attended the Driftless Region Beef Conference that featured lots of great topics for cattlemen that were presented by university professors, veterinarians and Extension educators from several states.
  • Plenty to see at farm shows
    Since I started my job at AgriNews I’ve been to a lot of farm shows — but this is my first time going to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. I’m excited to see all the new equipment, meet farmers and learn more about ag.
  • Wisdom of radio’s Bob Collins recalled
    Morning radio listeners of WGN lost a popular entertainer 16 years ago when Bob Collins died in an airplane crash. Orion Samuelson, who was a colleague and friend of “Uncle Bobby,” and Steve Cochran recently reflected on Collins’ legacy.
  • Illinois ag mourns loss of respected researcher
    Illinois agriculture lost Jeff Kindhart this week to cancer. As a senior research specialist at the University of Illinois’ Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Pope County, Kindhart, 51, was a familiar face.



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