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  • PED threatens summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs

    PED threatens summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs

    Sunday, April 27 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-04-27 05:31:24 GMT
    The nationwide outbreak of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus not only stands to take a toll on pigs, but it also could hamper the summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs. "We'll see a decline in the amount of hogs that are exhibited, especially people that have sow operations at home," said Pat Fisher, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist and co-county program director in Pike County. "People are being more a...
    The nationwide outbreak of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus not only stands to take a toll on pigs, but it also could hamper the summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs. "We'll see a decline in the amount of hogs that are exhibited, especially people that have sow operations at home," said Pat Fisher, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist and co-county program director in Pike County. "People are being more a...
  • What is porcine epidemic diarrhea?

    What is porcine epidemic diarrhea?

    Sunday, April 27 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-04-27 05:29:37 GMT
    º Porcine epidemic diarrhea is a virus that causes significant sickness in swine, affecting their growth and health, and causes high mortality in piglets. º The disease is common in parts of Asia and Europe but is not reportable to the World Organization for Animal Health. º PED only affects pigs and is not a food-safety concern. º The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of PED in this country May 16, 2013. As of April 5, more than 5,500 cases have been confirmed in ...
    º Porcine epidemic diarrhea is a virus that causes significant sickness in swine, affecting their growth and health, and causes high mortality in piglets. º The disease is common in parts of Asia and Europe but is not reportable to the World Organization for Animal Health. º PED only affects pigs and is not a food-safety concern. º The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of PED in this country May 16, 2013. As of April 5, more than 5,500 cases have been confirmed in ...
  • Brothers carry on trucking business in award-winning fashion

    Brothers carry on trucking business in award-winning fashion

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 12:22 PM EST2013-02-26 17:22:36 GMT
    By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Jim and Bob Baucom learned a lot from their dad about how to run a successful trucking business. "Dad's philosophy always was, you
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Jim and Bob Baucom learned a lot from their dad about how to run a successful trucking business. "Dad's philosophy always was, you do the best job you possibly can for the most reasonable price you...
  • Springfield couple showcases 'labor of love' with tree farm field day

    Springfield couple showcases 'labor of love' with tree farm field day

    Thursday, March 29 2012 4:46 PM EDT2012-03-29 20:46:59 GMT
    FISHHOOK, Ill. -- Greg and Pat Zak were looking for a place to hunt and camp in Pike County. They ended up with almost 300 acres of timber and a statewide award to recognize their effort.
    FISHHOOK, Ill. -- Greg and Pat Zak were looking for a place to hunt and camp in Pike County. They ended up with almost 300 acres of timber and a statewide award to recognize their effort. The Zaks, the 2010 Illinois...
  • Focus on Agriculture: Weather impacts biomass feedstock production and harvest

    Focus on Agriculture: Weather impacts biomass feedstock production and harvest

    Thursday, March 29 2012 4:45 PM EDT2012-03-29 20:45:53 GMT
    The weather in Illinois affects everything, including current research in the development of biomass as an energy source.
    The weather in Illinois affects everything, including current research in the development of biomass as an energy source.
  • First State Bank dinner-seminar to highlight ag strategies

    First State Bank dinner-seminar to highlight ag strategies

    Friday, January 25 2013 3:10 PM EST2013-01-25 20:10:22 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- First State Bank of Illinois will hold its 26th annual Ag Strategies dinner-seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the First Baptist Church community room just off the northeast
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- First State Bank of Illinois will hold its 26th annual Ag Strategies dinner-seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the First Baptist Church community room just off the northeast corner of the Carthage...
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  • Wednesday's Close Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday's Close Aug. 27, 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:17:36 GMT
    ADM-Quincy By 9/5, '14 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec. '14 Corn $3.51 Jan. '15 Corn $3.50 Feb. '15 Corn $3.50 Mar. '15 Corn $3.70 April '15 Corn $3.74 By 9/5, '14 Beans $12.04 FH Sept. '14 Beans $10.74 Sept. '14 Beans $10.39 Oct. '14 Beans $10.14 Nov. '14 Beans $10.28 LH Nov. ‘14 Beans $10.37 Dec. '14 Beans $10.47 Jan. '15 Beans $10.47 Feb. '15 Beans $10.46 ...
    ADM-Quincy By 9/5, '14 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec. '14 Corn $3.51 Jan. '15 Corn $3.50 Feb. '15 Corn $3.50 Mar. '15 Corn $3.70 April '15 Corn $3.74 By 9/5, '14 Beans $12.04 FH Sept. '14 Beans $10.74 Sept. '14 Beans $10.39 Oct. '14 Beans $10.14 Nov. '14 Beans $10.28 LH Nov. ‘14 Beans $10.37 Dec. '14 Beans $10.47 Jan. '15 Beans $10.47 Feb. '15 Beans $10.46 ...
  • Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014

    Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:24:22 GMT
    Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014 ADM-Quincy By Sept. 5 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec....
    Tuesday's Close Aug. 26, 2014 ADM-Quincy By Sept. 5 Corn $3.63 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.54 Sept. '14 Corn $3.39 Oct. '14 Corn $3.35 Nov. '14 Corn $3.45 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.49 Dec....
  • Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014

    Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:01:00 GMT
    Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014 ADM-Quincy Aug. '14 Corn $3.70 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.65 Sept. '14 Corn $3.45 Oct. '14 Corn $3.39 Nov. '14 Corn $3.47 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.51 Dec....
    Monday's Close Aug. 25, 2014 ADM-Quincy Aug. '14 Corn $3.70 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.65 Sept. '14 Corn $3.45 Oct. '14 Corn $3.39 Nov. '14 Corn $3.47 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.51 Dec....
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  • Luther Memorial Church to have rummage sale Saturday

    Luther Memorial Church to have rummage sale Saturday

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:40:07 GMT
    A rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Luther Memorial Church's Fellowship Hall at 12th and Jersey. The food pantry at the church will benefit from sale proceeds. The pantry is open to the...
    A rummage sale will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Luther Memorial Church's Fellowship Hall at 12th and Jersey. The food pantry at the church will benefit from sale proceeds. The pantry is open to the...
  • 'Haunting' trip planned Oct. 10 to Alton, Grafton

    'Haunting' trip planned Oct. 10 to Alton, Grafton

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:45:54 GMT
    A "Freaky Friday" trip to Alton and Grafton in southwestern Illinois is being planned for Oct. 10 by Quincy Fire Department Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM. A visit will be made to Alton National Cemetery, complete...
    A "Freaky Friday" trip to Alton and Grafton in southwestern Illinois is being planned for Oct. 10 by Quincy Fire Department Chaplain Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM. A visit will be made to Alton National Cemetery, complete...
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