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  • Technology improves lives of cattle
    Two LaSalle County cattlemen built new monoslope cattle barns on their farms last year and provided tours of their new facilities at a recent open house event sponsored by the Illinois Livestock Development Group.
  • Cows getting enough exercise?
    It’s a hot, hazy morning under the awning where cattle congregate at Abel Dairy in Eden, 2,200 miles from Silicon Valley. This doesn’t feel like tech start-up country, but it is.
  • Wheat crop beats expectations
    As the last of the wheat comes in, producers are seeing better quality and yields than they expected.
  • Convert nitrogen into bushels
    Commodity price projections indicate farmers will continue to face tight margins again this year. Delivering higher yields and more bushels in the bin begins with managing nutrient applications to ensure crops get a strong start and are able to convert vital nutrients into more grain.
  • Avoid bats to ease rabies threat
    With the weather warming up, bats become more active as they seek food and shelter in which to raise their young.
  • Monoslope barns benefit cattle
    Tours of two newly constructed monoslope beef barns provided visitors the opportunity to see firsthand how cattle are housed in climate-controlled facilities.
  • Illinois ag advocates win Case IH Farmall tractor
    As part of its commitment to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, Case IH is awarding nine new Farmall tractors to finalists in the 2016 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers awards program.
  • Making case for waterway upgrades
    I really enjoyed my conversation last week with Mark Seib, a Poseyville, Ind., corn, soybean and wheat farmer, on the Panama Canal expansion. Seib serves on the United Soybean Board’s Soy Transportation Coalition.
  • Tell us your story ideas
    At AgriNews, our world revolves around the people, animals and crops that make the agricultural industry thrive. Every day, we learn and share these stories.
  • One cool farmers market
    Ever heard of an air-conditioned farmers market? It could be that The Old Feed Barn’s Sunday version is one of the first ones hosted in Illinois.
  • Ag education exhibit opens at St. Louis Science Center
    While the corn may have been planted late and the soybeans were early, everything else at GROW, the new agriculture exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center, was perfectly timed.
  • Budget impasse hurts state’s universities
    You know those Facebook “Flashback” photos and posts that pop up on your timeline? I’ve come to like those as a reminder of where I was and what I was doing and thinking a year or two or three ago.
  • Last call for Dairy Breakfast
    People waited in line up to an hour for a taste of what was likely the last Dairy Breakfast at Lindale Holstein Farm in Hampshire.
  • Bigham Jerseys marks 100 years of showing
    Yes, Jimmie Reiman showed the Champion Jersey and the Grand Champion Overall at the 2016 Dairy Cattle Exhibition at the Perry County Fair.
  • USDA makes it easier to refinance mortgages
    A series of changes will make it faster and cheaper for homeowners to refinance U.S. Department of Agriculture mortgages, announced Tony Hernandez, USDA Rural Housing Service administrator.

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