COLUMBIA, Mo. — The wet spring made for a tough year for the University of Missouri soybean variety testing program, as did weather challenges throughout the season and concerns about herbicide drift.

PEORIA, Ill. — Attendance seemed a little lower than usual on the first day of the Greater Peoria Farm Show, kicking off the show season on Dec. 3. Some said it was the good weather — with some farmers still having field work to do.

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Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could have a substantial ripple effect in a small town. In Letcher County, Kentucky, pop. 25,000, the new rules could cost up to 400 residents their SNAP benefits and could potentially affect their families, Sam Adams reports for The M…

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Rural senior citizens routinely face problems with obtaining transportation to reliable medical care, being able to pay for it, and social isolation. The Rural Health Information Hub will present a free webinar at 1 p.m. ET Dec. 17 to discuss how such challenges can be overcome in order to p…

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Editor’s note: The following story is re-published from Myron Williams’ book, “Cornfield Chronicles: Featuring Snowball, Pony From Hell.” Williams was an editor with IFT publications for 30 years. He retired in 2014.

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The biggest U.S. hog herd since World War II is keeping live-animal prices muted even as a record number of pigs are being slaughtered to meet booming global demand.

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CHAMPAIGN Ill. — The weather conditions were so challenging this year, results from two test sites in the University of Illinois’ annual corn hybrid trials will be excluded in 2019 – one in northern Illinois and one in southern Illinois.