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  • Tech interest strong despite down ag economy
    Despite the outlook for low farm net income and a down farm economy, large American farmers have a surprisingly aggressive outlook toward buying and using new technologies on their operations, with high hopes for potentially disruptive entrants.
  • Crop emerging slowly amid cool conditions

    Continued low temperatures have slowed emergence of corn and soybeans in Illinois. Corn and soybean planting is at 89 percent and 51 percent, respectively.

  • Hail, frost called ‘typical’ orchard spring
    Spring’s up-and-down temperatures, frost and hail are delivering what some apple growers call a “typical” season.
  • Southern Illinois organic farmer outlines goals
    The nerve center of All Seasons Farm is what farmer Jill Rendleman calls the Green Barn. It’s from here that the work emanates on this organic intensive farming operation.
  • Man starts own landscaping service
    Greg Thorpe, a landscaper from central Indiana, may be only in his mid-20s, but he already has successfully started his own business.
  • Look into eyes of ag’s future
    From Monsanto to a governor’s office, graduates from the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University are off to different corners of the ag world after receiving their diplomas.
  • Study confirms nutrient management efforts working
    Researchers found the flow of nitrates from farm fertilizer into the Illinois River has been reduced. The University of Illinois study, as reported in AgriNews, found that the levels of nitrates dropped 10 percent between 2010 and 2014.
  • RFS plan called ‘step backwards’
    Farm groups lined up to express their disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to keep ethanol volumes below the Renewable Fuel Standard statute for another year.
  • EPA pitches boost in renewable fuels
    The Environmental Protection Agency released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard with volume obligations of 18.8 billion gallons in 2017.
  • Taking on giant ragweed
    Giant ragweed is one of the most competitive broadleaf weeds in crop production and adding herbicide resistance to the mix increases the challenge.
  • Early planting urged for soybeans
    When it comes to soybeans, studies have shown that early planting can help maximize yield potential despite lower soil temperatures and slower seedling growth.
  • Study finds benefits of higher seeding rate
    A multi-year study found that ramping up the seeding rate for late-planted soybeans can provide a higher economic yield response.
  • Mechanism for herbicide resistance identified
    Corn and soybean farmers might as well be soldiers locked in an ever-escalating war against the weeds that threaten their crops.
  • Start your 500 experience with these facts
    I may not be a racing fan, but as an Indiana girl, I always know when the race is in town. The radio stations are filled with chatter about qualifying races and race concerts. At AgriNews, we go to the Fastest Rookie Luncheon to celebrate two Hoosier staples: racing and dairy.
  • Adkins Energy awards scholarship
    Rene Powers, the daughter of Don and Amy Powers of Stockton, has been awarded the $1,500 2016 Adkins Energy LLC scholarship.

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