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  • Illinois Farm Bureau to mark 100 years
    Serious issues will be on the table when Illinois Farm Bureau members meet Dec. 5-8 in Chicago, IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. says. 
  • D.C.-area farm raises Randall Linebacks
    Ten years ago, Robert Wiedmaier was among a handful of D.C. chefs invited to a private dinner hosted by Brian McBride, formerly of Blue Duck Tavern. On the menu: seven courses of America’s oldest and rarest breed of cattle. 
  • Farm roots run deep and diverse
    On Dec. 11, Andy Ulrich will head out to the barn and to get Lily gussied up for her special role the next day at Beulah United Methodist Church. 
  • Giant ketchup bottle gets new owner
    A towering ketchup bottle and familiar southwestern Illinois roadside symbol has a new owner. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that O’Fallon construction company owner Franklin Bieri bought the 170-foot-tall, onetime Collinsville water tower billed as the “World’s Largest Bottle of Catsup.” 
  • Priority watersheds selected for nutrient, sediment-loss initiative
    The Clinton Lake and Upper Macoupin watersheds were selected for the Mississippi River Basin Health Watersheds Initiative to reduce nutrient and sediment losses. 
  • Black Jewell helps county pop off charts
    There’s nothing bite size about Black Jewell’s popcorn business. This year, the specialty popcorn producer had a “very good” harvest, said Cory Clevy from its Lawrence County plant. 
  • Steady water levels expected in Great Lakes
    Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Niño gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it’s unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said recently. 
  • Reduce energy use to save money this winter
    Although we have enjoyed a warm fall season, remember we live in Illinois and next week could be a different story. 
  • Lily’s tale: Let me tell your animal stories
    Meet Lily. She’s a beloved 10-year-old miniature donkey who belongs to Andy Ulrich of Sumner in Lawrence County. Lily arrived in Andy’s care about a year ago, just before Andy’s church hosted its annual “A Walk to Bethlehem” live nativity. 
  • Old rail bridge transverses Lawrence County history
    It’s the clack, clack, clack of the wooden timbers from cars, not the New York Central trains that originally crossed the Wabash Cannonball Bridge in east Lawrence County. 
  • Xtend soybeans nearing market release
    SPONSORED: Farmers who battle glyphosate-resistant and other tough-to-control weeds will have an additional weed management tool in 2016 with the anticipated introduction of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. 
  • Feed the birds this winter
    Winter is coming. No, I am not a Game of Thrones fan; but let’s be honest, it is just around the corner. Winter brings many changes. One of these is that many birds migrate out of the area in the fall. 
  • Unusual growing year brings weed, insect surprises
    SPONSORED: An unusual growing year that went from extremely wet to very dry brought surprises, some welcome, some not, even before combines started rolling in farm fields. 
  • Prospects for corn, soybean production estimates
    Current corn and soybean prices reflect, in part, the large U.S. crops just harvested. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release the final estimates of the size of those crops in the second week of January. 
  • ‘Third crop’ gains in popularity
    Brazil might have its safrinha, its second-season corn crop. Farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt soon may be able to say the same thing. Well, sort of. 

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