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Palmer amaranth contamination risk low in cover crop seed

Editor’s note: The following was written by Bob Hartzler and Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University Extension weed specialists, for the Integ…

September 25, 2016 4:19 pm(0)

Large corn, soybean prospects confirmed

Large corn, soybean prospects confirmed

Market participants were anticipating the Sept. 13 USDA Crop Production and WASDE forecasts for the size of the 2016 U.S. corn and soybean cro…

September 24, 2016 9:00 am(0)

After waterway bill, push for funding

On Sept. 15, the Senate passed a two-year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 95 to 3.  The bill authorizes $9 billion for inl…

September 24, 2016 8:00 am(0)

Health and safety critical to farm legacy

In May of this year, a farmer in Southeast Iowa was pinned by a piece of machinery and killed; later that month, an eastern Iowa man was kille…

September 24, 2016 8:00 am(0)

2016 cash rents reflect variability across Illinois

2016 cash rents reflect variability across Illinois

Editor’s note: The following was written by Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.

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Specialty grain growers explore market options

Specialty grain growers explore market options

DANFORTH — Being a pioneer in growing thousands of acres of certified organic grain means Harold Wilkin, an Eastern Illinois farmer, is accust…

September 23, 2016 2:00 pm(0)

TPP pork producers’ No. 1 priority during fly-in

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Getting a vote this year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was the top issue on which pork producers from aro…

September 23, 2016 10:24 am(0)

St. Louis club highlights region’s ag economy

St. Louis club highlights region’s ag economy

In 1981, people involved in agriculture, from ag education, agribusinesses and companies in the food industry, formed the St. Louis Agribusiness Club.

September 23, 2016 9:00 am(0)

Beginning farmer couple promotes local foods

Beginning farmer couple promotes local foods

SHELDON — Found in the buckle of the Corn Belt is a little food oasis designed by Danielle and Jason Tomes.

September 23, 2016 8:00 am(0)

Music in the heartland

Music in the heartland

LEWISTOWN — Rusty Barr grows berries, pumpkins and traditional country music appreciation on his farm.

September 23, 2016 8:00 am(0)

Illinois on HWY. 24

Illinois on HWY. 24

If you are looking for a getaway in your home state, why not start in the east one morning and move west with the sun to see some of the varie…

September 23, 2016 8:00 am Photos

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Ag scientists share ways to discuss technology

ST. LOUIS — For years, the conventional wisdom has been that scientists speak a language not shared by the general public. Some ag eggheads ar…

September 22, 2016 1:00 pm(0)

Water development law passes Senate

The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 passed the Senate Sept. 15 by a vote of 95 to 3.

September 22, 2016 10:44 am(0)

Farmers hope for improved river traffic, infrastructure

Farmers hope for improved river traffic, infrastructure

All along the great rivers that drain the Heartland, farmers earn their living. The barge navigation on the rivers, like the Missouri, the Mis…

September 22, 2016 8:00 am(0)

Ag tech leaders, commodity groups react to merger

ST. LOUIS — Down the street from Monsanto global headquarters in

September 22, 2016 6:00 am(0)

Bayer, Monsanto announce merger details

Bayer, Monsanto announce merger details

Bayer and Monsanto officials announced Sept. 14 a merger agreement had been reached between their boards, with Bayer acquiring Monsanto for $1…

September 22, 2016 6:00 am(0)