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Senate considers change to E15 use

Senate considers change to E15 use

The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would change federal language that presently restricts usage of ethanol blends over 10 percent duri…

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Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Remember the first cell phones, those bulky gadgets that always seemed to be more trouble than they were worth? Did you ever think you would b…

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Specialist keeps eye to future as Illinois Extension service changes

Specialist keeps eye to future as Illinois Extension service changes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Flying drones for strategic crop scouting and effectively managing cover crops are important skills today, so Dennis Bowman,…

June 21, 2017 5:00 pm(0)

Reports: Retail sales up as beef prices fall

Reports: Retail sales up as beef prices fall

More meat and other food items are being sold at the grocery store than through restaurants and food service.

June 21, 2017 10:55 am(0)

South American supply offsets U.S. crop challenges

South American supply offsets U.S. crop challenges

Corn and soybean prices remain solid, but there is more and more downward pressure on the market thanks to large supplies.

June 21, 2017 10:50 am(0)

Farmers begin scouting fields for mature stalk borer larva

Farmers begin scouting fields for mature stalk borer larva

Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Wright, University of Nebraska Extension entomologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.

June 19, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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4-H apiarists keeps fair-goers BUZZING!

4-H apiarists keeps fair-goers BUZZING!

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June 18, 2017 4:00 pm Photos

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Farmhouse collects politician’s legacy

Farmhouse collects politician’s legacy

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Father, son cement bond with farm toy hobby

Father, son cement bond with farm toy hobby

NORMAL, Ill. — It always seems a little bit like Christmas at Allen Grant’s home in Normal. Instead of holiday displays, his year-round specia…

June 17, 2017 11:00 am Photos

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Country needs USDA Rural Development

We write to express our opposition to the USDA Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Rural Development. This budget, if enacted, along with the ill-advi…

June 17, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Keep but improve U.S. food aid programs

As my colleague Chairman [Robert] Aderholt [R-Ala.] noted, there should be no shame in using taxpayer dollars to buy American food from Americ…

June 17, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Ask people in the research business if they have a wish list, and many will answer in the affirmative.

June 16, 2017 1:00 pm(0)

Research looks into ethanol opportunity

Research looks into ethanol opportunity

Ethanol is commonly used as a gasoline substitute, but an engineering startup sees the potential to use the corn-based fuel as a cleaner, rene…

June 15, 2017 3:00 pm(0)

New herbicide development a marathon, not a sprint

New herbicide development a marathon, not a sprint

When will the next great herbicide arrive on the scene? No one knows, but one thing is certain: It won’t be tomorrow.

June 15, 2017 11:00 am(0)