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  • Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy poses challenge, opportunity for farmers
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:00 PM
    Jennifer Tirey, the new executive director of the Illinois Pork Producers Association, chose well for one of her first presentations in that capacity. She spoke at the Carlyle headquarters of The Maschhoffs. She wore a dress and heels on the slightly humid, sunny day. 
  • Admiration, respect turned into brick, steel
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:00 PM
    John Block never got to use the building that now bears his name because of a job opportunity at the national level, yet it serves as a fitting tribute to the western Illinois farmer. 
  • Illinois’ first Ag Ambassadors
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:00 PM
    Two siblings whose business has been on the cutting edge of agricultural production advancements for more than six decades were named the state’s inaugural Ag Ambassadors for the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair. 
  • Teacher empowers students to explore ag
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:00 AM
    A northern Illinois high school teacher from a southern Illinois family farm was honored at the Illinois State Fair.Donna Page, an 11th-year teacher at Rochelle Township High School, was selected among five finalists as recipient of the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Excellence in Teaching Award. 
  • ‘This is who we are and what we do’
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:00 AM
    A new feature at this year’s Illinois State Fair was the Ask a Farmer booth in the Department of Agriculture’s tent.Farmers were on hand to answer consumers’ questions about farming and where their food comes from. The booth was sponsored by the Illinois Farm Families program. 
  • Always put your best farm foot forward
    Chances are you have seen or heard someone being critical of production agriculture. Some consumer and environmental groups spend a lot of time finding fault with farmers, rather than getting to know us personally and learning the truth about how we raise crops and livestock. 
  • Tips on overcoming stubborn weeds
    Resistance to herbicides has been a management challenge as long as herbicides have been used for weed control. The introduction of crops with engineered resistance to glyphosate in 1996 prompted most growers to adopt a technology that was easy and efficient. 
  • Soybeans finally in
    With the corn taking off as it is, this is a critical time in our fertility program with the beginning of sidedressing of anhydrous ammonia. This is not a new practice for our farm. 
  • Progress spotty
    Out in the cornfields, things are all over the place. The first plantings of corn around here stayed in the ground for a good two to three weeks before it all came up. 
  • Scouting, sampling
    Pulling samples provided an opportunity to scout. Weed pressure is light, stands look even and populations are on target. 



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