Illinois News

Pike and Scott Farm Bureaus merger approved

Members of the Pike and Scott County Farm Bureaus recently approved Articles of Merger to bring the two organizations together as one. The merger will take effect on Sept. 1.

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Remember these five tips for fall lawn care
Good Growing

Remember these five tips for fall lawn care

Lawn care does not stop when summer ends. To the contrary, when it comes to routine turf maintenance, the late summer to early fall months are a critical time for cool-season lawns.

Corn-counting robot measures plant traits
Farm and Field

Corn-counting robot measures plant traits

Crop breeders trying to boost yields while preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates must locate genes for high-yielding hardy traits in crop plants' DNA.

Field day takeaway: 'Cover crops really aren't all that hard'
Illinois News

Field day takeaway: 'Cover crops really aren't all that hard'

Andrew Reuschel wants his fellow farmers to know one thing about cover crops.
"Cover crops really aren't that hard," the Golden farmer said. "They can be fairly easy to manage. They can do wonders for your soils in terms of not only just erosion but nutri

Agriculture

Thursday field day targets soil health

A Thursday morning field day near Golden will focus on cover crop diversity and soil health.

Farm and Field

Depend on fall rains for pasture regrowth

Depend on fall rains for pasture regrowth

4-H members take pride, find rewards in showing off cattle during competition
Illinois News

4-H members take pride, find rewards in showing off cattle during competition

Showing cattle for the first time at the Adams County Fair, Grady Shaffer already has figured out one secret to success.

Houle leaving Extension for move to Iowa
Agriculture

Houle leaving Extension for move to Iowa

University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Kari Houle is leaving her job in Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler counties for a move to Iowa.

Farmers concerned about trade war, prefer markets to support payments
Agriculture

Farmers concerned about trade war, prefer markets to support payments

QUINCY -- When asked about the $12 billion in aid offered to U.S. farmers last week, Adams County Farm Bureau President Rick Edwards didn't hesitate. "Farmers want trade, not aid," he said. "Farmers would prefer not to be subsidized. They would rather the

Corn, soybean export outlook uncertain
Farm and Field

Corn, soybean export outlook uncertain

Corn, soybean export outlook uncertain