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  • Franklin FFA hosts truck wash to thank ag community
    Judy Deiwert was driving by Franklin Middle School when she saw students holding an FFA sign for a truck and tractor wash. 
  • Pork, corn and soybean groups donate to Midwest Food Bank
    As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association, along with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Illinois Soybean Association, presented $9,500 to provide the Midwest Food Bank in Bloomington with 10,000 pounds of ground pork. 
  • Arians wins IFB Young Leader discussion meet
    Sean Arians of Woodford County was named the Young Leader discussion meet winner at the annual meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau in Chicago. 
  • Switching to soybeans?
    Thinking about putting soybeans back into your rotation next season? If you’ve been following a corn-on-corn cropping strategy in recent years, plan ahead to make sure your fields are ready for the switch to soybeans. 
  • Storage options help grain growers go to market
    Putting grain into storage has always been a common practice, especially after a season of above-average production, like 2014. But it’s not just about finding a place to hold increased yield. There are financial reasons for growers to delay selling all their grain immediately after harvest. 
  • Former Packer stresses importance of teamwork
    Playing in the National Football League was a dream of Ahman Green. “And when I came to the Green Bay Packers, it was icing on the top,” said Green, a former running back. 
  • Adapt to information revolution to control conversation
    The one-way form of communication that has lasted for 60 years has changed. “We grew up with TV and there was a social contract which for every hour of entertainment, you got 36 minutes of content and 24 minutes of commercials,” said Richard Levick, CEO of Levick Communications. 
  • Farm groups honor Illinois legislator for advocacy
    The only state senator who also farms was the recipient of the Friend of Agriculture Award at the Illinois Commodity Conference. Sen. John Sullivan, D-Rushville, vice chair of the Senate’s Agriculture and Conservation Committee and assistant majority leader, has served in the Legislature since 2003. 
  • Midterms boost GOP, but can they hold onto Congress?
    The Nov. 4 midterm elections turned the 114th Congress, as well as a lot of governors’ mansions around the country, Republican red — but will that mean stop or go for legislation? 
  • What's next for EPA 'Waters' rule?
    How will the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rulemaking be affected by a lame duck Congress? How could a GOP-majority 114th Congress impact the proposed rules? 
  • Illinois team takes fifth in national dairy judging
    The 2014 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest was an exciting event for Illinois 4-Hers. The Illinois 4-H dairy judging team placed fifth high team overall in a contest among 22 state teams at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. 
  • Four Seasons Gardening programs available online
    The University of Illinois Extension Four Seasons Gardening Series now is available for home viewing. The series is seasonal gardening topics offered virtually throughout the state of Illinois. Members of the University of Illinois Extension horticulture team collaborate to offer a variety of expertise. 
  • Yield potentials highlighted in field day
    The latest Genuity SmartStax corn hybrids and soybean varieties were highlighted in a recent Stone Seed field day. Hosted by Stone Seed representative Harold “Shorty” Stork, the field day featured plots with corn hybrids ranging from 105- to 115-day maturities and soybean varieties from 2.8 to 4.0 maturities. 
  • Peoria farm show offers something for everyone
    The latest innovations in iron, software, crop genetics and inputs and a myriad of other products were highlighted at the annual Greater Peoria Farm Show. 
  • Cropping strategies change with reduced prices
    Farmers are sharpening their pencils and agribusinesses are touting money-saving products in light of lower commodity prices. 
 



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