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Strengthen the farm safety net

Based on averages, one in 10 farmers is either highly or extremely highly leveraged. For most major commodities, the figures are significantly…

March 25, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Ag to EPA: Farmers need chlorpyrifos

In comments provided to your predecessors at the EPA during multiple comment periods since 2011, organizations representing thousands of Ameri…

March 25, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Equipment Connection: Maintenance, renovation can get most from pasture ground

Equipment Connection: Maintenance, renovation can get most from pasture ground

In all the excitement over spring row-crop tillage and planting, we might well overlook other areas that are greening up quickly.

March 24, 2017 9:40 pm Photos

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Cattle building benefits factor into industry expansion

Cattle building benefits factor into industry expansion

More and more cattle feeders are looking at putting roofs over hooves and moving hides out of the elements.

March 24, 2017 8:00 pm(0)

Illinois farmland prices fall again: Survey

Illinois farmland prices fall again: Survey

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Experts surveyed about their biggest concern for land values this year agreed the price of corn is a big factor. Lower com…

March 24, 2017 4:00 pm(0)

Wheat growers look for unity in addressing trade concerns

Wheat growers look for unity in addressing trade concerns

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Wheat growers have their share of challenges in 2017.

March 24, 2017 2:00 pm(0)

Good pasture management considers trees to weeds

Good pasture management considers trees to weeds

STOCKTON, Ill. — Although a big beautiful shade tree in a pasture may look nice, it often is not the best arrangement for grazing cattle.

March 24, 2017 7:00 am(0)

Livestock facility financing should factor in market changes: Banker

Livestock facility financing should factor in market changes: Banker

If you’re considering financing a new livestock building to add value on the farm, using a range of cost and revenue scenarios can help plan f…

March 24, 2017 7:00 am(0)

U.S. ethanol exports rise 26 percent

U.S. ethanol exports rise 26 percent

The United States exported more than 1 billion gallons (68,000 barrels per day) of fuel ethanol in 2016, an increase of 26 percent from export…

March 23, 2017 7:00 pm(0)

Grazing cover crops a winning proposition for producers

Grazing cover crops a winning proposition for producers

BENTON, Ill. — For livestock producers, cover crops can serve double duty.

March 23, 2017 10:13 am(0)

Tech, crop products vie for attention at Classic

Tech, crop products vie for attention at Classic

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — From high tech to low tech, new farm equipment, parts, products and services gleamed under the bright lights at the 2017 …

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Buyers, sellers still flock to sale barns to trade livestock

Buyers, sellers still flock to sale barns to trade livestock

GOREVILLE, Ill. — It’s the second Monday of the month, and employees at the Southern Illinois Equine Sale are busy. Meanwhile, dozens of restl…

March 22, 2017 7:00 pm(0)

Feeder cattle prices see boost from futures

Cattle prices continue to strengthen across the board.

March 22, 2017 11:49 am(0)

Upcoming reports could shift corn and bean markets

The March 31 USDA Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports could bring a shift in corn and soybean markets.

March 22, 2017 11:45 am(0)

Key figure in ‘green revolution’ got his start on Iowa farm

Key figure in ‘green revolution’ got his start on Iowa farm

Editor’s note: This is part of a series about farms throughout the Midwest known for famous residents, innovations, renowned products and hist…

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South America muscles in on U.S. corn dominance

South America muscles in on U.S. corn dominance

The United States is still the king of corn. But there are others looking to knock it off its throne.

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