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Rides, rallies bring tractor fans together

Rides, rallies bring tractor fans together

DES MOINES — Like old barns, tractors always seem to attract farmers and former farm kids. Perhaps they remind people of their youths. Perhaps those are the two things people picture when they think about the farm.

July 16, 2017 8:00 am Photos

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Big appetites welcome at small-town restaurant

Big appetites welcome at small-town restaurant

HANNA CITY, Ill. — People have a favorite place to pig out in a small community in Peoria County. It is thoroughly decorated in all that is swine. Aptly named the Pig Trof, it was started by former pork producers.

July 15, 2017 4:00 pm Photos

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Restoration hobby takes hours of care

Restoration hobby takes hours of care

MOWEAQUA, Ill. — Eric Shuster’s view of a tractor is usually either tearing one apart, sandblasting it, painting it or putting it together again.

July 15, 2017 10:00 am Photos

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Soybean CEO nominated for role of deputy secretary of ag

President Trump late July 13 announced his selection of Stephen Censky, CEO of the American Soybean Association, for the position of deputy secretary of Agriculture.

July 14, 2017 4:26 pm(0)

Missouri allows dicamba use to resume, with conditions

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 13 it was ending the temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba products, with certain conditions.

July 14, 2017 8:17 am(0)
Ethanol steady, biodiesel lower in latest RFS proposal

Ethanol steady, biodiesel lower in latest RFS proposal

The EPA on July 5 recommended reducing production volume requirements for advanced biofuel and lowering total renewable fuel by 40 million gallons in 2018, as part of its proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

July 13, 2017 4:00 pm(0)
Safety Watch: Simple mistake means shortcut to ER

Safety Watch: Simple mistake means shortcut to ER

July 13, 2017 2:00 pm Photos

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Missouri halts sale and use of dicamba

Missouri halts sale and use of dicamba

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 7 it is banning the sale and use of dicamba products in Missouri effective immediately, after a second summer with numerous complaints of dicamba herbicides drifting and causing damage.

July 10, 2017 8:43 am(0)
Neighbors rescue stormy wedding

Neighbors rescue stormy wedding

It was 12:22 p.m. on May 27, and Tom Rooney watched as a strong wind came up and flattened the large white tent that was meant to host his daughter’s wedding reception in about four hours.

July 08, 2017 3:00 pm Photos

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