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Wheat in feed rations having little effect on prices

Wheat in feed rations having little effect on prices

With the glut in wheat supply nationwide, more of the grain is being fed to livestock. Whether that will impact growers in Illinois is uncertain.

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Farm bioreactor filters nitrates, ‘builds legacy’

Farm bioreactor filters nitrates, ‘builds legacy’

A lawsuit filed two years ago by the Des Moines Water Works against three drainage districts in northwest Iowa drew a lot of attention to agriculture-generated nutrients in Iowa’s streams and rivers.

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NAFTA a big plus for complex beef trade: NCBA

NCBA (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association) strongly supports the North American Free Trade Agreement because the terms of NAFTA have made it possible for the U.S. beef and cattle industry to develop two very important export markets in Canada and Mexico as well as allowing all sectors of t…

August 19, 2017 8:00 am(0)

ASA seeks answers on herbicide damage

The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA (American Soybean Association) is invested in bringing all parties together to find answers and solutions.

August 19, 2017 8:00 am(0)

NAFTA helps U.S. fill grain export demand: USGC

NAFTA has had a profound effect on many aspects of North American agriculture. With a few exceptions, intraregional agricultural trade is now completely free of tariff and quota restrictions, and the agricultural sectors of NAFTA’s member countries … have become far more integrated, as is ev…

August 19, 2017 8:00 am(0)
Drainage technology, cover crops help to curb nutrient loss

Drainage technology, cover crops help to curb nutrient loss

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Farmers have a lot of questions about water quality. Researchers at Southern Illinois University are hoping to provide some answers.

August 19, 2017 6:00 am(0)
Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger

Research seeks solutions for climate change, hunger

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.

August 18, 2017 2:00 pm(0)
Drying strategy can reduce harvest costs

Drying strategy can reduce harvest costs

Eastern Iowa farmer Dave Guthrie is prepared for the possibility of a delayed harvest this fall and stays flexible to manage drying costs while keeping harvest loss low.

August 18, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Farming and health care in Italy compare favorably to U.S.

Italy experiences many of the same dilemmas as the U.S. in health care, agriculture and politics. Marilyn and I spent 12 days in Italy recently, accompanying students in her International Healthcare course, which she teaches with another faculty member at Clarkson College.

August 18, 2017 6:30 am(0)

Opportunities and communication combine in new era of agriculture

George W. Bush was known for making unconventional phrases and pronunciations while public speaking.

August 18, 2017 6:21 am(0)
Unusual Macaroni Salad

Unusual Macaroni Salad

16 oz. curly macaroni

August 17, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

2 3/4 C. flour

August 17, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and

August 17, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Apple Slices

Apple Slices

2 C. flour

August 17, 2017 4:45 pm(0)
Crop techniques impact farmers’ harvest prep

Crop techniques impact farmers’ harvest prep

VIOLA, Ill. — Harvest season has already begun for Chad Bell of Mercer County. In late July, he cut his cereal rye, which he grew for the first time for seed.

August 17, 2017 4:00 pm(0)

Ag voices will be important in upcoming trade talks

AMES, Iowa — When it comes to agriculture, trade is a big deal, and the speakers at a recent economic summit held by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation emphasized that.

August 17, 2017 1:36 pm(0)
Wheat field file photo

Wheat field file photo

Wheat can be used as a source of protein in rations for beef cattle, hogs and poultry. But as long as corn prices remain low, there is less incentive for use of wheat on a large scale.

August 17, 2017 10:49 am
Waterway

Waterway

Many farmers looking for proactive approaches to keeping fertilizers on the farm and out of waterways. Concern about nutrient loss and watershed contamination is driving solutions across the Midwest.

August 17, 2017 10:26 am
University of Illinois research

University of Illinois research

Tobacco plants are used in research at the University of Illinois to manipulate photosynthesis, which will eventually help boost yields in corn, soybeans and other crops.

August 17, 2017 10:22 am

Auction Calendar, Aug. 19, 2017

August 17, 2017 8:01 am(0)
Temperatures, rain amounts drop across Missouri

Temperatures, rain amounts drop across Missouri

Below average temperatures were experienced statewide the past week, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 17, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Cool temperatures remain, drought expands

Cool temperatures remain, drought expands

All of Iowa experienced cooler than normal temperatures with little precipitation scattered across the state, according to the Aug. 14 USDA Crop Progress report.

August 17, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Cook keeps recipes simple, fresh and pretty

Cook keeps recipes simple, fresh and pretty

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — The best farm cooks are adaptable, creative, know how to put a meal together at any time and aren’t afraid to try something new, according to Arlene Bickelhaupt.

August 17, 2017 4:45 am Related (0)
Dave Guthrie plans his grain drying

Dave Guthrie plans his grain drying

Dave Guthrie plans his grain drying with care: not drying at too high a temperature — potentially reducing test weight — and refraining from drying grain on cold nights that could use a lot of fuel.

August 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Chad Bell scouts soybeans

Chad Bell scouts soybeans

Mercer County farmer Chad Bell scouts soybeans for disease and insect pressure.

August 16, 2017 2:44 pm