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  • 'It's a long-term thing': Bethel farmer with brain injury continues working with help from Missouri program

    'It's a long-term thing': Bethel farmer with brain injury continues working with help from Missouri program

    Sunday, September 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-09-21 04:23:36 GMT
    BETHEL, Mo. -- Chris Allen remembers coming to in a hallway at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia in the midst of the medical staff's conversation. "They were talking about this poor guy who had a hemorrhagic...
    BETHEL, Mo. -- Chris Allen remembers coming to in a hallway at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia in the midst of the medical staff's conversation. "They were talking about this poor guy who had a hemorrhagic...
  • 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...
  • 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 Oct. 1, 2014

    Wednesday's Close Oct. 1, 2014

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-10-01 23:36:41 GMT

     

    Wednesday's Close Oct. 1, 2014 ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn$2.43 Nov. '14 Corn$2.69 LH Nov. '14 Corn$2.93 Dec. '14 Corn $2.93 Jan. '15 Corn $2.89 Feb. '15 Corn $2.89 March '15...
  • Tuesday's Close Sept. 30, 2014

    Tuesday's Close Sept. 30, 2014

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-30 23:54:47 GMT
    Tuesday's Close Sept. 30, 2014 ADM-Quincy Sept. '14 Corn$2.41 Oct. '14 Corn$2.41 Nov. '14 Corn$2.71 LH Nov. '14 Corn$2.86 Dec. '14 Corn $2.91 Jan. '15 Corn $2.88 Feb. '15...
    Tuesday's Close Sept. 30, 2014 ADM-Quincy Sept. '14 Corn$2.41 Oct. '14 Corn$2.41 Nov. '14 Corn$2.71 LH Nov. '14 Corn$2.86 Dec. '14 Corn $2.91 Jan. '15 Corn $2.88 Feb. '15...
  • Monday's CloseSept. 29, 2014

    Monday's CloseSept. 29, 2014

    Monday, September 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-09-29 21:56:54 GMT
    ADM-Quincy Sept. '14 Corn $2.51 Oct. '14 Corn $2.51 Nov. '14 Corn $2.76 LH Nov. '14 Corn $2.91 Dec. '14 Corn $2.96 Jan. '15 Corn $2.93 Feb. '15 Corn $2.93 March '15 Corn $3.23 April '15 Corn $3.27 May ‘15 Corn $3.34 J/J '15 Corn $3.39 Sept. '14 Beans $8.93 Oct. '14 Beans $8.93 Nov. '14 Bean $9.06 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.28 Dec. '14 Beans $9.46 Jan. '15 Beans $9.50 Feb. '15 Beans $9.45 March '15 Beans $9.45 April '15 Beans $9.56 May ‘15 Beans $9.63 J/J '15...
    ADM-Quincy Sept. '14 Corn $2.51 Oct. '14 Corn $2.51 Nov. '14 Corn $2.76 LH Nov. '14 Corn $2.91 Dec. '14 Corn $2.96 Jan. '15 Corn $2.93 Feb. '15 Corn $2.93 March '15 Corn $3.23 April '15 Corn $3.27 May ‘15 Corn $3.34 J/J '15 Corn $3.39 Sept. '14 Beans $8.93 Oct. '14 Beans $8.93 Nov. '14 Bean $9.06 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.28 Dec. '14 Beans $9.46 Jan. '15 Beans $9.50 Feb. '15 Beans $9.45 March '15 Beans $9.45 April '15 Beans $9.56 May ‘15 Beans $9.63 J/J '15...
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  • Quincy tree planting program begins this month

    Quincy tree planting program begins this month

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:27:06 GMT
    The City of Quincy is offering its fall tree planting program in October. Quincy residents and business owners may buy one tree each for planting on the city's right of way adjacent to the applicant's property....
    The City of Quincy is offering its fall tree planting program in October. Quincy residents and business owners may buy one tree each for planting on the city's right of way adjacent to the applicant's property....
  • Shine event fundraiser: Teams to perform random acts of kindness

    Shine event fundraiser: Teams to perform random acts of kindness

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:24:00 GMT
    The Shine Event, a multi-faceted fundraiser, will take place in Quincy from Oct. 3 to 15. The culminating event is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Quincy Art Center...
    The Shine Event, a multi-faceted fundraiser, will take place in Quincy from Oct. 3 to 15. The culminating event is from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Quincy Art Center...
  • Bridge repairs to start Wednesday on Ill. 96 south of Ursa

    Bridge repairs to start Wednesday on Ill. 96 south of Ursa

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:15:24 GMT
    Crews plan to begin Wednesday on patching work on the Rock Creek Bridge along Ill. 96, two miles south of Ursa. The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded an $89,000 contract to Laverdier Construction Inc. of...
    Crews plan to begin Wednesday on patching work on the Rock Creek Bridge along Ill. 96, two miles south of Ursa. The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded an $89,000 contract to Laverdier Construction Inc. of...
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  • Corn maze opens Oct. 3

    Corn maze opens Oct. 3

    Monday, September 29 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-29 15:48:18 GMT
    The Shrine of St. Patrick corn maze will be open weekends from Oct. 3 to Oct. 26. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and free for children age 4 and under. Children...
    The Shrine of St. Patrick corn maze will be open weekends from Oct. 3 to Oct. 26. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and free for children age 4 and under. Children...
  • Film on former Rep. Findley to be screened Monday at Illinois College

    Film on former Rep. Findley to be screened Monday at Illinois College

    Saturday, September 27 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-27 21:41:06 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. --A documentary on the life and career of former U.S. Rep. Paul Findley, a 1943 Illinois College graduate, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Room 6 of Kirby Learning Center at Illinois College...
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. --A documentary on the life and career of former U.S. Rep. Paul Findley, a 1943 Illinois College graduate, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Room 6 of Kirby Learning Center at Illinois College...
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