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  • IPPA visioning session offers updates on industry issues

    IPPA visioning session offers updates on industry issues

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:43:09 GMT
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Dr. Aaron Lower, a veterinarian with Carthage Vet Services, will be featured in a panel discussion during Tuesday's Illinois Pork Producers Association's annual visioning session. The session...
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Dr. Aaron Lower, a veterinarian with Carthage Vet Services, will be featured in a panel discussion during Tuesday's Illinois Pork Producers Association's annual visioning session. The session...
  • 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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  • Thursday's Close July 24, 2014

    Thursday's Close July 24, 2014

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:33:55 GMT
    Thursday's Close July 24, 2014 ADM-Quincy July '14 Corn$3.67 By 8/15 '14 Corn$3.67 Aug. '14 Corn$3.65 Sept. '14 Corn$3.45 Oct. '14 Corn$3.39 Nov. '14 Corn$3.55 Dec. '14...
    Thursday's Close July 24, 2014 ADM-Quincy July '14 Corn$3.67 By 8/15 '14 Corn$3.67 Aug. '14 Corn$3.65 Sept. '14 Corn$3.45 Oct. '14 Corn$3.39 Nov. '14 Corn$3.55 Dec. '14...
  • Wednesday's Close July 23, 2014

    Wednesday's Close July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:41:54 GMT
    Wednesday's Close July 23, 2014 ADM-Quincy July '14 Corn$3.74 By 8/15 '14 Corn$3.74 Aug. '14 Corn$3.69 Sept. '14 Corn$3.60 Oct. '14 Corn$3.45 Nov. '14 Corn$3.61 Dec. '14...
    Wednesday's Close July 23, 2014 ADM-Quincy July '14 Corn$3.74 By 8/15 '14 Corn$3.74 Aug. '14 Corn$3.69 Sept. '14 Corn$3.60 Oct. '14 Corn$3.45 Nov. '14 Corn$3.61 Dec. '14...
  • Tuesday's Close July 22, 2014

    Tuesday's Close July 22, 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:28:24 GMT
    Tuesday's Close July 22, 2014 ADM-Quincy July '14 Corn$3.75 By 8/15 '14 Corn$3.75 Aug. '14 Corn$3.67 Sept. '14 Corn$3.46 Oct. '14 Corn$3.40 Nov. '14 Corn$3.55 Dec. '14...
    Tuesday's Close July 22, 2014 ADM-Quincy July '14 Corn$3.75 By 8/15 '14 Corn$3.75 Aug. '14 Corn$3.67 Sept. '14 Corn$3.46 Oct. '14 Corn$3.40 Nov. '14 Corn$3.55 Dec. '14...
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  • Texas Roadhouse to hold Special Olympics fundraiser on Friday

    Texas Roadhouse to hold Special Olympics fundraiser on Friday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:24 GMT
    The Quincy Police Department will hold a fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. A free lunch of a pulled pork sandwich, corn and fresh bread will be served with...
    The Quincy Police Department will hold a fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. A free lunch of a pulled pork sandwich, corn and fresh bread will be served with...
  • Cooling centers open at Salvation Army; fans needed

    Cooling centers open at Salvation Army; fans needed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:58:32 GMT
    The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Family Services office are open as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued. The Family Services office at 501 Broadway will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through...
    The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Family Services office are open as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued. The Family Services office at 501 Broadway will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through...
  • Culvert work begins Wednesday on U.S. 24 near Quincy

    Culvert work begins Wednesday on U.S. 24 near Quincy

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:47:00 GMT
    U.S. 24 will be closed 1.7 miles west of Interstate 172, northeast of Quincy, for nearly four weeks starting Wednesday. The Illinois Department of Transportation has hired County Contractors Inc. of Quincy to replace two...
    U.S. 24 will be closed 1.7 miles west of Interstate 172, northeast of Quincy, for nearly four weeks starting Wednesday. The Illinois Department of Transportation has hired County Contractors Inc. of Quincy to replace two...
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  • Open house set for Saturday at Mark Twain park, birthplace

    Open house set for Saturday at Mark Twain park, birthplace

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:56:45 GMT
    FLORIDA, Mo. -- The public is invited to bring ideas and questions to an open house at Mark Twain State Park from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site at 37352 Shrine Road. Park...
    FLORIDA, Mo. -- The public is invited to bring ideas and questions to an open house at Mark Twain State Park from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site at 37352 Shrine Road. Park...
  • Host families needed for German wind ensemble

    Host families needed for German wind ensemble

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:33:49 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Host families are needed in the Carthage area in August to house members of the German Youth Wind Ensemble, Jugendorchester Wertinger. The 54-member instrumental group, ages 13-19, will visit Carthage...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Host families are needed in the Carthage area in August to house members of the German Youth Wind Ensemble, Jugendorchester Wertinger. The 54-member instrumental group, ages 13-19, will visit Carthage...
  • Extension offers West Nile program in Quincy, Rushville

    Extension offers West Nile program in Quincy, Rushville

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:58:03 GMT
    The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes. The program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Adams and Schuyler county...
    The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes. The program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Adams and Schuyler county...
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