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  • Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

    Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:24:03 GMT
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
  • Quincy Chamber committee to honor Ag Teacher of the Year

    Quincy Chamber committee to honor Ag Teacher of the Year

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:25:36 GMT
    The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee wants to recognize someone for helping others learn about agriculture with its first Ag Educator of the Year Award to be presented in March. "We want to...
    The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee wants to recognize someone for helping others learn about agriculture with its first Ag Educator of the Year Award to be presented in March. "We want to...
  • 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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  • Monday's CloseSept. 15, 2014

    Monday's CloseSept. 15, 2014

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:06:56 GMT
    ADM-Quincy By 9/19, '14 Corn $3.05 By 9/25, '14 Corn $3.05 Sept. '14 Corn $3.05 Oct. '14 Corn $3.05 Nov. '14 Corn $3.11 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.18 Dec. '14 Corn $3.21 Jan. '15 Corn $3.20 Feb. '15 Corn $3.20 March '15 Corn $3.45 J/J '15 Corn $3.58 By 9/19, '14 Beans $11.39 By 9/25, '14 Beans $10.39 Sept. '14 Beans $9.87 Oct. '14 Beans $9.87 Nov. '14 Beans $9.99 LH Nov. '14 Beans $10.07 Dec. '14 Beans $10.17 Jan. '15 Beans $10.17 Feb. '15 Beans $10.11 Mar...
    ADM-Quincy By 9/19, '14 Corn $3.05 By 9/25, '14 Corn $3.05 Sept. '14 Corn $3.05 Oct. '14 Corn $3.05 Nov. '14 Corn $3.11 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.18 Dec. '14 Corn $3.21 Jan. '15 Corn $3.20 Feb. '15 Corn $3.20 March '15 Corn $3.45 J/J '15 Corn $3.58 By 9/19, '14 Beans $11.39 By 9/25, '14 Beans $10.39 Sept. '14 Beans $9.87 Oct. '14 Beans $9.87 Nov. '14 Beans $9.99 LH Nov. '14 Beans $10.07 Dec. '14 Beans $10.17 Jan. '15 Beans $10.17 Feb. '15 Beans $10.11 Mar...
  • Friday's CloseSept. 12, 2014

    Friday's CloseSept. 12, 2014

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:18:52 GMT
    -Quincy By 9/19, '14 Corn $3.00 By 9/25, '14 Corn $3.00 Sept. '14 Corn $3.00 Oct. '14 Corn $3.00 Nov. '14 Corn $3.06 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.13 Dec. '14 Corn $3.16 Jan. '15 Corn $3.16 Feb. '15 Corn $3.16 March '15 Corn $3.41 J/J '15 Corn $3.55 By 9/19, '14 Beans $11.35 By 9/25, '14 Beans $10.18 Sept. '14 Beans $9.91 Oct. '14 Beans $9.91 Nov. '14 Beans $9.99 LH Nov. '14 Beans $10.07 Dec. '14 Beans $10.14 Jan. '15 Beans $10.12 Feb. '15 Beans $10.05 March ...
    -Quincy By 9/19, '14 Corn $3.00 By 9/25, '14 Corn $3.00 Sept. '14 Corn $3.00 Oct. '14 Corn $3.00 Nov. '14 Corn $3.06 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.13 Dec. '14 Corn $3.16 Jan. '15 Corn $3.16 Feb. '15 Corn $3.16 March '15 Corn $3.41 J/J '15 Corn $3.55 By 9/19, '14 Beans $11.35 By 9/25, '14 Beans $10.18 Sept. '14 Beans $9.91 Oct. '14 Beans $9.91 Nov. '14 Beans $9.99 LH Nov. '14 Beans $10.07 Dec. '14 Beans $10.14 Jan. '15 Beans $10.12 Feb. '15 Beans $10.05 March ...
  • Thursday's Close Sept. 11, 2014

    Thursday's Close Sept. 11, 2014

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:03:12 GMT
    Thursday's Close Sept. 11, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 9/17, '14 Corn $3.03 By 9/25, '14 Corn$3.03 Sept. '14 Corn $3.03 Oct. '14 Corn $3.03 Nov. '14 Corn $3.09 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.16 ...
    Thursday's Close Sept. 11, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 9/17, '14 Corn $3.03 By 9/25, '14 Corn$3.03 Sept. '14 Corn $3.03 Oct. '14 Corn $3.03 Nov. '14 Corn $3.09 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.16 ...
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  • JWCC Career Services to offer informational sessions Thursday in Pike County

    JWCC Career Services to offer informational sessions Thursday in Pike County

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:20:01 GMT
    Representatives from John Wood Community College's Career Services and Perkins programs will offer two informational sessions in Pike County on Thursday, Sept. 18. The sessions are geared toward people interested in...
    Representatives from John Wood Community College's Career Services and Perkins programs will offer two informational sessions in Pike County on Thursday, Sept. 18. The sessions are geared toward people interested in...
  • Bear Creek Sept. 13 cleanup postponed

    Bear Creek Sept. 13 cleanup postponed

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:21:48 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Bear Creek cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, has been postponed due to high water. The cleanup will be rescheduled at a later date by the Hannibal Stream Team. More information is...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Bear Creek cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, has been postponed due to high water. The cleanup will be rescheduled at a later date by the Hannibal Stream Team. More information is...
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  • Camp Point church to hold Family Fun Festival on Saturday

    Camp Point church to hold Family Fun Festival on Saturday

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:14:10 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Camp Point Assembly of God will hold a Family Fun Festival 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on the church lawn. Activities include inflatables, a mechanical bull, corn pool, Minute to Win It games and...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Camp Point Assembly of God will hold a Family Fun Festival 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on the church lawn. Activities include inflatables, a mechanical bull, corn pool, Minute to Win It games and...
  • Business/education roundtable set for Sept. 11 in Pittsfield

    Business/education roundtable set for Sept. 11 in Pittsfield

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:47:58 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Continuing discussions on a potential mentoring program and updates on the Workforce Readiness Program will be topics at a business and education roundtable luncheon Thursday, Sept. 11, in Pittsfield. ...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Continuing discussions on a potential mentoring program and updates on the Workforce Readiness Program will be topics at a business and education roundtable luncheon Thursday, Sept. 11, in Pittsfield. ...
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