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  • 'An understanding of what ag's about': Harvard grad students learning about farm life

    'An understanding of what ag's about': Harvard grad students learning about farm life

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 2:11 PM EDT2015-03-17 18:11:09 GMT
    Sam Salkin tried a taste of farm life. The Harvard University graduate student and East Coast native welcomed a chance to see the Midwest and learn more about where his food comes from, so he sampled a bit of the mineral fed to supplement grass for cattle at Montebello Acres, a 500-acre farm east of Carthage. "It was salty," he said. "It was fine, but not something I would snack on."
    Sam Salkin tried a taste of farm life. The Harvard University graduate student and East Coast native welcomed a chance to see the Midwest and learn more about where his food comes from, so he sampled a bit of the mineral fed to supplement grass for cattle at Montebello Acres, a 500-acre farm east of Carthage. "It was salty," he said. "It was fine, but not something I would snack on."
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  • GOOD GROWING: The battle of science versus intuition

    GOOD GROWING: The battle of science versus intuition

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:08 AM EDT2015-03-21 04:08:41 GMT
    The March issue of National Geographic magazine has the headline "The War on Science". The article describes a number of practices that have been scientifically proven, but that some people remain skeptical about. The...
    The March issue of National Geographic magazine has the headline "The War on Science". The article describes a number of practices that have been scientifically proven, but that some people remain skeptical about. The...
  • FARM & FIELD: Study shows plants can tell the difference between attacking insects

    FARM & FIELD: Study shows plants can tell the difference between attacking insects

    Saturday, March 21 2015 12:07 AM EDT2015-03-21 04:07:43 GMT
    Scientists and gardeners alike study plants for outward signs of damage caused by disease and insects, but much of the important responses plants make to insect bites takes place out of sight. In one of the broadest...
    Scientists and gardeners alike study plants for outward signs of damage caused by disease and insects, but much of the important responses plants make to insect bites takes place out of sight. In one of the broadest...
  • FARM & FIELD: University of Missouri looking to close radar gap

    FARM & FIELD: University of Missouri looking to close radar gap

    Residents in mid- and eastern Missouri soon will get better warning of dangerous weather, and scientists will have a new tool to help agriculture cope with changes in climate. Early this summer, a new Doppler weather radar will be raised at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' South Farm Research Center.
    Residents in mid- and eastern Missouri soon will get better warning of dangerous weather, and scientists will have a new tool to help agriculture cope with changes in climate. Early this summer, a new Doppler weather radar will be raised at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' South Farm Research Center.

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  • Friday's Close March 27, 2015

    Friday's Close March 27, 2015

    Friday, March 27 2015 9:10 PM EDT2015-03-28 01:10:37 GMT
    ADM-Quincy March '15 Corn $3.82 April '15 Corn $3.82 May '15 Corn $3.85 June '15 Corn $3.89 July '15 Corn $3.85 Aug. '15 Corn $3.84 Sept. '15 Corn $3.80 Oct. '15 Corn $3.85 Nov. '15 Corn $3.95 Dec. '15 Corn $3.95 Jan. '16 Corn $3.88 March '15 Beans $9.84 April '15 Beans $9.84 May '15 Beans $9.82 June '15 Beans $9.83 July '15 Beans $9.81 Aug. '15 Beans $9.71 Sept. '15 Beans $9.41 Oct. '15 Beans $9.36 Nov. '15 Beans $9.47 Dec. '15 Beans $9.47 Jan. '16 Beans $9.47 Mar...
    ADM-Quincy March '15 Corn $3.82 April '15 Corn $3.82 May '15 Corn $3.85 June '15 Corn $3.89 July '15 Corn $3.85 Aug. '15 Corn $3.84 Sept. '15 Corn $3.80 Oct. '15 Corn $3.85 Nov. '15 Corn $3.95 Dec. '15 Corn $3.95 Jan. '16 Corn $3.88 March '15 Beans $9.84 April '15 Beans $9.84 May '15 Beans $9.82 June '15 Beans $9.83 July '15 Beans $9.81 Aug. '15 Beans $9.71 Sept. '15 Beans $9.41 Oct. '15 Beans $9.36 Nov. '15 Beans $9.47 Dec. '15 Beans $9.47 Jan. '16 Beans $9.47 Mar...
  • Thursday's Close March 26, 2015

    Thursday's Close March 26, 2015

    Thursday, March 26 2015 8:23 PM EDT2015-03-27 00:23:08 GMT
    Thursday's Close March 26, 2015 ADM-Quincy March '15 Corn$3.82 April '15 Corn$3.84 May '15 Corn$3.88 June '15 Corn$3.89 July '15 Corn$3.85 Aug. '15 Corn$3.85 Sept. '15...
    Thursday's Close March 26, 2015 ADM-Quincy March '15 Corn$3.82 April '15 Corn$3.84 May '15 Corn$3.88 June '15 Corn$3.89 July '15 Corn$3.85 Aug. '15 Corn$3.85 Sept. '15...
  • Wednesday's Close March 25, 2015

    Wednesday's Close March 25, 2015

    Wednesday, March 25 2015 8:09 PM EDT2015-03-26 00:09:50 GMT
    Wednesday's Close March 25, 2015 ADM-Quincy March '15 Corn$3.86 April '15 Corn$3.87 May '15 Corn$3.92 June '15 Corn$3.93 July '15 Corn$3.89 Aug. '15 Corn$3.88 Sept. '15...
    Wednesday's Close March 25, 2015 ADM-Quincy March '15 Corn$3.86 April '15 Corn$3.87 May '15 Corn$3.92 June '15 Corn$3.93 July '15 Corn$3.89 Aug. '15 Corn$3.88 Sept. '15...
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  • Senior citizens Bible study series starts April 1

    Senior citizens Bible study series starts April 1

    Saturday, March 28 2015 1:55 AM EDT2015-03-28 05:55:45 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Area senior adults are invited to a weekly Bible study beginning Wednesday morning, April 1, at McDonald's in Pittsfield. David and Charlotte Hamilton will lead the study for the eighth...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Area senior adults are invited to a weekly Bible study beginning Wednesday morning, April 1, at McDonald's in Pittsfield. David and Charlotte Hamilton will lead the study for the eighth...
  • Applications for annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities due April 1

    Applications for annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities due April 1

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:24 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:24:53 GMT
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paris Lions Club will hold the annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, at the Indian Creek Recreation Area....
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paris Lions Club will hold the annual turkey hunt for persons with disabilities on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, at the Indian Creek Recreation Area....
  • PACT Head Start accepting applications

    PACT Head Start accepting applications

    Thursday, March 26 2015 6:23 PM EDT2015-03-26 22:23:13 GMT
    PACT Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 year for pregnant women and children from birth to age 4 who live in Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike,...
    PACT Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 year for pregnant women and children from birth to age 4 who live in Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike,...
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