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  • Farmer talks organics, sustainability
    The story that Dave Bishop, owner of PrairiErth Farm, had to tell was not different than many farmers in his neighborhood — or the rest of the Midwest this growing season. 
  • Keep focus on high yields
    Following several months of crop reports full of surprises for the trade, the October estimates for production and balance sheets settled into the range of expectations. 
  • USDA trims harvested acreage estimates
    As anticipated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reduced harvested acre estimates in the October crop production report, putting them in line with crop insurance fillings. 
  • Deere unveils dry fertilizer applicator prototype
    Attendees at this year’s Midwest Ag Industries Exposition got their first look at John Deere’s new high-capacity dry fertilizer applicator. 
  • USDA: PED virus likely linked to China
    A virus that killed more than 8 million baby pigs in 2013 and 2014 nearly matches the DNA of a virus found in China and likely was carried into the United States on reusable tote bags used in international trade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. 
  • Superior Young Dairy Producer award winners selected
    The 2015 Superior Young Dairy Producer Award program was held at the Illinois State Fair. Thirty-one 4-H and FFA dairy project members took part. 
  • Reindeer doctor specializes in reproductive issues
    Dr. Isaac Bottl’s work day always starts the same way. He walks out the back door of his Springville veterinary clinic, collects a few scoops of feed from a small garage and goes to feed his reindeer — Sven and Twinks. 
  • Medical marijuana harvest begins
    It’s harvest time in southeastern Illinois. And in one city, that means not just corn, but medical marijuana. The Associated Press recently gained an exclusive look at Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop, and the new farmland ritual beginning amid the cornfields surrounding the historic town of Albion. 
  • Fall soybean sample collection to promote value
    We experienced a tough growing season in our area in 2015, which was the case for many farmers throughout Illinois. I had several acres that were lost to flooding. 
  • Asgrow, DeKalb products drive performance
    SPONSORED: Farmers depend on advancements in seed technology to help drive higher yield and profitability. 
  • Thinking differently about farm animals
    When Jim and I moved to Missouri more than a decade ago, we visited several churches until we found the one best suited to our spiritual needs. It was a balmy spring morning when we attended a church in one of the small towns near our home. 
  • What's new in seed technology?
    SPONSORED: This season, farmers had the opportunity to plant new Asgrow soybean and DeKalb corn products offering great new genetics and high-yield potential. 
  • Indiana Farm Bureau must look to next 25 years
    Since announcing my candidacy for Indiana Farm Bureau president almost exactly two months ago, I have traveled around the state and spoken with people interested in the advancement of ag. 
  • Historic trade pact cuts tariffs
    A historic agreement that includes tariff eliminations or reductions for U.S. agricultural exports was reached when trade ministers from 12 countries completed the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. 
  • Behind opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. President Barack Obama has begun what may be a similarly difficult task — selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public. 

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