Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years in Pike County with "Lilacs, Land and Long-Necked Chickens"
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Farm Bureau celebrates 100 years in Pike County with "Lilacs, Land and Long-Necked Chickens"

The wide rivers and the opportunity for a fresh start brought the first settlers to the bit of Illinois prairie known as Pike County, but what made them stay and put down roots was the land.

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JWCC Ag golf outing set for July 12
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JWCC Ag golf outing set for July 12

John Wood Community College's Agriculture Alumni Association will host its 21st annual golf outing Friday, July 12, at Arrowhead Heights Golf Course in Camp Point.

Area farmers looking at prevented planting payments
Agriculture

Area farmers looking at prevented planting payments

It's decision time for farmers on whether or not to plant a corn crop this year, with the same choice looming soon for soybeans.

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Seminar focuses on pond site selection, stocking

Farm pond and fish management will be the topic of a June 5 seminar in Camp Point.

Tips to keep you and the kids outside
Good Growing

Tips to keep you and the kids outside

As we transition from cool spring weather to hot summer temperatures and indoor air conditioning, remember there is a lot we can do outdoors in the summer.

Plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum
Farm and Field

Plant defense genes provide clues to safener protection in grain sorghum

Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow, so how do farmers kill them without harming the crops?

Farm Business Farm Management brings spring conference to Quincy
Agriculture

Farm Business Farm Management brings spring conference to Quincy

Illinois farmers recorded a pretty good year in 2018 with federal market facilitation payments for soybeans boosting the bottom line. But 2019, and the coming two years, look to be tougher for farmers without additional federal programs for help.

Scientists develop wheat that fights celiac disease
Farm and Field

Scientists develop wheat that fights celiac disease

With celiac, the body's immune system reacts to gluten -- the protein that gives breads, pasta and cereal their chewy, crunchy texture -- causing nausea, cramps, malnutrition and other health problems.

Landscaping: It's for the birds
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Landscaping: It's for the birds

Attracting birds to your backyard can go beyond setting out bird feeders.
Creating a landscape that welcomes birds by providing critical pieces of habitat will not only benefit birds but other wildlife as well.

Your Turn/Rachel Smith
Your Turn

Your Turn/Rachel Smith

Rachel Leeann Smith, 23, is the agriculture literacy coordinator for the Pike-Scott Farm Bureau. She grew up on a farm east of Perry, Ill, that her parents still own and operate. Smith is engaged to be married in September to Jesse Poor, who she's been wi