Feed management key with poor pasture conditions
Agriculture

Feed management key with poor pasture conditions

Todd Knorr always bales cornstalks to use for feeding and bedding his cattle, and this year the practice is more important than ever. Dry weather put added pressure on area pastures -- and on farmers with cattle to feed. "We just haven't got any rain at all or very little," said Knorr, who farms near Golden.

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Pleasant Hill farm gains sesquicentennial status
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Dealing with fall drought in home landscapes
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Rust could reach Midwestern soybean crop earlier in growing season
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Rust could reach Midwestern soybean crop earlier in growing season

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Illinois News

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Fall mums great addition to landscape
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Fall mums great addition to landscape

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