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  • Pittsfield meeting part of Farm Bureau effort to 'ditch the rule'

    Pittsfield meeting part of Farm Bureau effort to 'ditch the rule'

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-03 01:57:33 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Farm Bureau's ongoing effort to "ditch" proposed rules redefining "waters of the United States" will make a stop in Pittsfield. A Wednesday meeting at the Pike County Farm Bureau is open...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Farm Bureau's ongoing effort to "ditch" proposed rules redefining "waters of the United States" will make a stop in Pittsfield. A Wednesday meeting at the Pike County Farm Bureau is open...
  • 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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  • Tuesday's Close Aug. 19, 2014

    Tuesday's Close Aug. 19, 2014

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:18:49 GMT
    Tuesday's Close Aug. 19, 2014 ADM-Quincy Aug. '14 Corn$3.70 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.58 Sept. '14 Corn$3.44 Oct. '14 Corn$3.44 Nov. '14 Corn$3.52 Dec. '14 Corn$3.55 Jan....
    Tuesday's Close Aug. 19, 2014 ADM-Quincy Aug. '14 Corn$3.70 FH Sept. '14 Corn $3.58 Sept. '14 Corn$3.44 Oct. '14 Corn$3.44 Nov. '14 Corn$3.52 Dec. '14 Corn$3.55 Jan....
  • Monday's CloseAug. 18, 2014

    Monday's CloseAug. 18, 2014

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:57:12 GMT
    Monday's Close Aug. 18, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 8/22 '14 CornNA Aug. '14 CornNA FH Sept. ‘14 CornNA Sept. '14 CornNA Oct. '14 CornNA Nov. '14 CornNA Dec. '14 CornNA Jan. '15...
    Monday's Close Aug. 18, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 8/22 '14 CornNA Aug. '14 CornNA FH Sept. ‘14 CornNA Sept. '14 CornNA Oct. '14 CornNA Nov. '14 CornNA Dec. '14 CornNA Jan. '15...
  • Friday's Close Aug. 15, 2014

    Friday's Close Aug. 15, 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-16 02:11:18 GMT
    Friday's Close Aug. 15, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 8/22 '14 Corn $3.74 Aug. '14 Corn $3.64 FH Sept. ‘14 Corn $3.58 Sept. '14 Corn $3.49 Oct. '14 Corn $3.49 Nov. '14 Corn $3.59 Dec. '14 Corn $3.65 Jan. '15 Corn $3.64 Feb. '15 Corn $3.64 Mar. '15 Corn $3.86 April '15 Corn $3.89 By 8/22 '14 Beans $12.29 Aug. '14 Beans $12.22 FH Sept. ‘14 Beans $11.47 Sept. '14 Beans $10.72 Oct. '14 Beans $10.42 Nov. '14 Beans $10.49 Dec. '14 Beans $10....
    Friday's Close Aug. 15, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 8/22 '14 Corn $3.74 Aug. '14 Corn $3.64 FH Sept. ‘14 Corn $3.58 Sept. '14 Corn $3.49 Oct. '14 Corn $3.49 Nov. '14 Corn $3.59 Dec. '14 Corn $3.65 Jan. '15 Corn $3.64 Feb. '15 Corn $3.64 Mar. '15 Corn $3.86 April '15 Corn $3.89 By 8/22 '14 Beans $12.29 Aug. '14 Beans $12.22 FH Sept. ‘14 Beans $11.47 Sept. '14 Beans $10.72 Oct. '14 Beans $10.42 Nov. '14 Beans $10.49 Dec. '14 Beans $10....
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  • Meals Plus to host Aug. 26 lunch with police officer

    Meals Plus to host Aug. 26 lunch with police officer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:01:01 GMT
    Meals Plus for Seniors, in cooperation with the Quincy Police, will host a lunch event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center. This event will allow seniors to see...
    Meals Plus for Seniors, in cooperation with the Quincy Police, will host a lunch event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center. This event will allow seniors to see...
  • Biodiesel, ethanol promotion planned Friday in Carthage

    Biodiesel, ethanol promotion planned Friday in Carthage

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:21:37 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Hancock County Farm Bureau and West Central FS are teaming up again to promote biodiesel and ethanol. The 12th annual promotion will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Fuel 24...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Hancock County Farm Bureau and West Central FS are teaming up again to promote biodiesel and ethanol. The 12th annual promotion will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Fuel 24...
  • John Wood offers GED preparation courses

    John Wood offers GED preparation courses

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:20:25 GMT
    John Wood Community College's Adult Education Department is offering free general educational development preparation classes in Quincy, Pittsfield and Mount Sterling this fall. A free class in English as a second...
    John Wood Community College's Adult Education Department is offering free general educational development preparation classes in Quincy, Pittsfield and Mount Sterling this fall. A free class in English as a second...
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  • Area bridges in line for cleaning

    Area bridges in line for cleaning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-08-17 04:43:32 GMT
    Traffic will be reduced to one lane at various times starting Monday on three bridges in West-Central Illinois for washing projects. The Illinois Department of Transportation said flaggers will direct motorists on the...
    Traffic will be reduced to one lane at various times starting Monday on three bridges in West-Central Illinois for washing projects. The Illinois Department of Transportation said flaggers will direct motorists on the...
  • YMCA wellness director to speak at next CHART meeting Aug. 20

    YMCA wellness director to speak at next CHART meeting Aug. 20

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:28:28 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Northeast Missouri CHART Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20, will feature Drew Earls, wellness director at the YMCA of Hannibal. Earls will share insights on the use of mobile health care...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Northeast Missouri CHART Partnership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20, will feature Drew Earls, wellness director at the YMCA of Hannibal. Earls will share insights on the use of mobile health care...
  • Pike County Muscle Car Tour set for Saturday, Aug. 16

    Pike County Muscle Car Tour set for Saturday, Aug. 16

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:31:28 GMT
    The 2014 Pike County Muscle Car Tour will be Saturday, with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. at Halpin Auto Supply NAPA in Pittsfield. The route will be handed out at registration. The tour will cruise to the Burger Board...
    The 2014 Pike County Muscle Car Tour will be Saturday, with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. at Halpin Auto Supply NAPA in Pittsfield. The route will be handed out at registration. The tour will cruise to the Burger Board...
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