Early-blooming plants are winter champs
Good Growing

Early-blooming plants are winter champs

Keep an eye out for winter-blooming plants

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'Feed less, need less' to stretch short hay supply
Farm and Field

'Feed less, need less' to stretch short hay supply

"Feed less, need less" to stretch short hay supply

Speaker: Be proactive, not reactive, to 'new normal' weather
Agriculture

Speaker: Be proactive, not reactive, to 'new normal' weather

Weather was a top concern at Friday's 23rd annual Western Illinois/Northeast Missouri Crop Production Conference, where James Garriss with the Browning World Climate Bulletin was the morning's featured speaker.

Farmer donates grant money to Liberty music program
Education

Farmer donates grant money to Liberty music program

The Liberty School District's music program is reaching for a high note with new classes -- and some help from a local farmer who won a $2,500 grant through America's Farmers Grow Communities.

Stark Bro's new Scarlet Crush apple wins award
Business

Stark Bro's new Scarlet Crush apple wins award

Stark Bro's Nurseries and Orchards Co.'s new apple, Scarlet Crush, has received the Direct Gardening Association's 2018 Green Thumb award, which each year recognizes "outstanding new garden products available by mail or online."

Agriculture

Grants for Growing applications due Feb. 14

Applications are due Wednesday for the third annual Grants for Growing campaign.
The competitive grant program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Co., supports local FFA chapters across the country.

Leafy green vegetables are easy to grow
Good Growing

Leafy green vegetables are easy to grow

Growing leafy green vegetables

Illinois Farm Bureau trip expores similarities, differences between U.S., South American ag
Agriculture

Illinois Farm Bureau trip expores similarities, differences between U.S., South American ag

Traveling to South America with the Illinois Farm Bureau convinced Jeff Dowdall of one thing. "Farming's farming no matter where you're at," the Elvaston farmer said.

Farmers, grain cooperatives to benefit from new tax law
Agriculture

Farmers, grain cooperatives to benefit from new tax law

Farmers seem to be one of the groups that will benefit the most from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Farmers in 2018 will be able to deduct 20 percent of their total sales when they sell their crops to a cooperative.