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  • Good bloodlines: Raising mares, delivering foals
    The agriculture industry offers hundreds of careers and opportunities for individuals, including for those who have retired from other professions.
  • Mixed reviews for national food-labeling law
    Legislation establishing a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients was approved by Congress and awaits President Obama’s anticipated signature.
  • Hoof health for dairy herds
    The economic impact of lameness in dairy cattle can be significant. Lameness of dairy cows includes several costs, said Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois dairy specialist emeritus.
  • Economist: New demand needed to drive up prices
    Stick around for the next one. That was the advice of ag economist Dan Basse of AgResources Inc.
  • Plenty free to do at the Indiana State Fair
    When the Indiana State Fair comes to town, the AgriNews team gets excited. It’s quite possibly the most exciting two weeks of the year. There’s an abundance of food, interesting people to chat with and lots of stories to be told.
  • 5 reasons to feel good about farm fresh eggs
    Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect protein sources. That’s why the average American eats more than 260 eggs each year, according to the American Egg Board.
  • Illinois farmers spraying for weeds and insects
    Overall, a good week weather wise for much of Illinois with a few reports of wind damage to corn from severe weather midweek. Spraying for weeds and insects are the major field activities right now.
  • Andersons go from mowing lawns to equipment dealership
    Owen Anderson is just 7, but he already may be following in his dad Andy’s footsteps. Or lawnmower tracks, to be precise.
  • Happy to advocate for agricultural industry
    My love and passion for agriculture industry is no secret, especially when it comes to sharing the importance of the agriculture industry with the younger generation. Whenever I have a chance to show everything the agriculture industry has to offer, I take it.
  • BrightFarms ships 1st harvest
    Baby greens and tomatoes grown in BrightFarms greenhouses will be sold at Roundy’s Supermarkets the day after they are harvested.
  • Probstland Dairy is family affair
    Joe Probst has been recognized as one of the most valuable and productive dairy farmers in Illinois over the course of his 43 years in the industry.
  • Hands on only way to grow grapes
    Little did Brett Morrison know that a dirt bike would lead to his career as a viticulturist. At age 13, Morrison asked his mother if he could have a motorcycle. She said sure, if he’d get a job.
  • Scholarship winner: ‘Overachiever in a positive way’
    Based on her passion for weed science and her academic success, Kayla Wiedau, 22, already is looking forward to launching her agriculture career.
  • Belleville yields 50 years of research
    Chris Clemons was ready to demonstrate his quad copter, but thought better of it after seeing the repeated flight patterns of nearby military aircraft coming in too close.
  • Indian Creek’s watershed moment
    This marks the sixth and final year of the Indian Creek Watershed Project in southern Livingston County, Ill., an initiative that sparked national interest and now serves as a practical textbook for nutrient loss reduction management in watersheds.

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