BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — One of the basic principles Karen Corrigan, an independent agronomist, considers when planning weed control is: “Weeds want to live more than you want to kill them.”
ST. LOUIS — The problem of herbicide-resistant weeds has many farmers scrambling for solutions. One may be strategic use of cover crops.
A dry fall and a dry summer in places have provided some challenges for livestock producers looking to get through the winter feeding their cattle.
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The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report showed numbers continue to decline.
Corn and soybean markets are being pressured by rains falling in South America.
In many ways, the United Soybean Board functions like the U.S. Congress.The panel that determines how checkoff funds are spent is large and diverse. Its 78 farmer-members work like a legislative body, divided into committees and subcommittees.
CHICAGO — Illinois Farm Bureau annual meeting delegates directed some of their energy at renewable energy topics this year.
An Illinois state senator described by agricultural leaders as “a true friend of agriculture” died suddenly on Dec. 9 at age 45, leaving behind a legacy especially in rural mental health services.
Fall sees many farmers across the Midwest heading out to stands and hunting blinds, continuing the annual tradition of deer hunting. Successful hunts mean farm families have extra meat in their freezers.
HUDSON, Iowa — “Great minds” from Hansen’s Dairy recently came together to reproduce a hilarious scene from an iconic holiday movie, said co-owner Blake Hansen.
From roasted chestnuts to cookies to hot cocoa, the winter season has many foods and beverages that are synonymous with the holidays. Family and friends often gather around Christmas trees, with music and decorations along with the special foods to send out the year on a happy note.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Transportation, trade and ethanol were big topics at the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s annual meeting in Bloomington Nov. 22.
LEROY, Ill. — Kids might not agree about the best thing to eat at Thanksgiving, but many LeRoy Elementary School first graders are thankful for the same thing — family.
Many of Walt Townsend’s harvest memories coincide with Thanksgiving, which usually meant the end of the crop year.
Election Day has passed but there are still plenty of questions remaining in the political landscape.
In a state that has become solidly blue, Illinois Republicans have muted expectations this election year.
Rising interest rates are impacting farm decisions well before the 2023 planting season and could remain a factor for years to come.
The end of the tax year approaches, and this year may bring some new challenges with higher input costs.
LORAINE, Ill. — Aaron Speer has a mixed report on the 2022 harvest.
SHIPMAN, Ill. — Harvest 2022 is shaping up to be a positive thing for Adam Gwillim.
KINSMAN, Ill. — Unlike some of farmers not far away, Nick Baudino was happy to see better-
WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. — Randy Browning has found few reasons to complain this harvest season.
NASHVILLE, Ill. — Chris Kollmann started shelling corn in the last week of September. Three weeks later he still had a smile on his face.
It’s certainly not uncommon for a machinery technician to save the day during harvest season, but it is rare for one to literally save a farmer’s life.