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Planting delays may prompt acreage switches

URBANA, Ill. — Since the release of the March 31 Prospective Plantings Report and the April World Agricultural Supply report, the corn and soy…

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USDA grants support rural communities’ development goals

If you have an idea for a project that would help your rural community boost its economy, you might get financial help from a USDA grant, loan…

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University of Illinois’ 150th marks years of ag innovations

University of Illinois’ 150th marks years of ag innovations

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For the thousands of students and staff, 2017 marks the 150th year of the University of Illinois.

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Baseball bat business breathes life into farm community

Baseball bat business breathes life into farm community

RIDGWAY, Ill. — This small southern Illinois community was for years called the Popcorn Capital of the World. Now it is known more for the pop…

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Trump rules out swift NAFTA withdrawal in favor of renegotiation

Trump rules out swift NAFTA withdrawal in favor of renegotiation

President Donald Trump won’t immediately terminate U.S. participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House said, after …

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Weekend warmup allows for corn planting

Weekend warmup allows for corn planting

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Experts describe ways to optimize post emergence herbicides

Experts describe ways to optimize post emergence herbicides

In every two-pass herbicide system, timely and effective post-emergence herbicide application can reduce weed resistance pressure and maximize…

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Celebrating Moms

Celebrating Moms

Illinois Farmer Today is asking readers to send in a digital photo (including selfies!) of moms and grandmas on the farm to feature in our May…

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Farmers hope for rally, markets look to entice sales

Corn Belt weather and field progress held the market’s attention early this week after a slow start for planting and with forecasts for a week…

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U.S.-China beef trade opportunity inches closer

China may have agreed to allow U.S. beef into the country, but when the first shipment will arrive is anyone’s guess. The announcement last we…

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Arbor Day Farm continues to spread founder’s philosophy

Arbor Day Farm continues to spread founder’s philosophy

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Ag education slots, grads grow in Illinois

Ag education slots, grads grow in Illinois

SANDOVAL, Ill. — Casey Bolin is among a number of ag education graduates who are filling an expanding market in Illinois.

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State corn group offers tile water tests for nitrates

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The wet spring weather may be keeping most Illinois corn farmers out of the fields lately, but it shouldn’t keep them from…

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Congress: Keep conservation funding

The undersigned organizations oppose re-opening the farm bill and thus urge you to protect farm bill conservation program mandatory funding as…

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Help urban-rural mental health balance

Rural areas comprise one-quarter of America’s population but represent one-third of the nation’s poor. As a result, rural areas consistently p…

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