Understanding climate change in Illinois
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Understanding climate change in Illinois

This past week, I was honored to be invited to the Western Illinois University Agriculture Banquet, where faculty and students celebrated another year of education, research and community outreach.

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Tariffs, feed costs sour pork outlook
Farm and Field

Tariffs, feed costs sour pork outlook

Tariffs, feed costs sour pork outlook

Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought
Farm and Field

Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought

Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought

Managing invasive insects, plants and diseases
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Managing invasive insects, plants and diseases

Managing invasive insects, plants and diseases

Study: Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species
Farm and Field

Study: Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species

Study: Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species

TRADE WAR: Pork producers worry about tariff talk
Agriculture

TRADE WAR: Pork producers worry about tariff talk

Tim Maiers hopes the latest skirmish with China can be resolved before escalating into a trade war.
"I don't think anybody is going to benefit from that, and those in ag are going to get hurt worse," the Payson farmer said.

China strikes at farmers in trade war
Agriculture

China strikes at farmers in trade war

China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating technology dispute with Washington that companies worry could set back the global economic recovery. But the worry hits much closer to home for Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare, who farms with her husband Eric near Pleasant Hill.

Prospective planting comes down to 'dollars and cents'
Agriculture

Prospective planting comes down to 'dollars and cents'

Corn has been dethroned as the king of crops as farmers report they intend to plant more soybeans than corn for the first time in 35 years.

Using eggshells in the garden and compost
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Using eggshells in the garden and compost

Using eggshells in the garden and compost