Ursa Farmers Co-op kicks off centennial celebration
Agriculture

Ursa Farmers Co-op kicks off centennial celebration

QUINCY -- Ursa Farmers Cooperative General Manager Roger Hugenberg says things went very well right up to the end of the past fiscal year.
"Our fiscal year ends May 31. On May 30, we had a levee breach at Gregory Landing," Hugenberg said.

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Fall's a fine time to plant some vegetables
Good Growing

Fall's a fine time to plant some vegetables

Planting a vegetable garden doesn't just have to occur in the spring. Many of the vegetables that we grow in the spring also can be planted in late summer or early fall.

Food insecurity forecasts under scrutiny
Farm and Field

Food insecurity forecasts under scrutiny

When international aid organizations respond to hunger crises around the world, they rely on food security early warning and monitoring systems. But assessments from those systems can lag months behind the actual situation on the ground.

Agriculture

Workshop targets grazing cover crops

Registration deadline is Aug. 20 for a free, full-day workshop on grazing cover crops in Schuyler County.

Proper fescue management provides fall, winter grazing
Farm and Field

Proper fescue management provides fall, winter grazing

Missouri's most used pasture grass provides fall and winter grazing with proper management, and with growing concern about lack of stored forage, grazing tall fescue offers potential feed this year.

Take steps to preven lawn damage from dogs
Good Growing

Take steps to preven lawn damage from dogs

It never fails. Every time I present a topic on lawns, this question arises: "How do you prevent lawn damage if you have dogs?"

52nd annual Threshers Bee 'a nice learning experience'
Illinois News

52nd annual Threshers Bee 'a nice learning experience'

The history of agriculture comes to life starting Friday in Hamilton at the 52nd annual Western Illinois Threshers Bee and Antique Show.

Education

Pittsfield teacher appointed to state ag education committee

A Pittsfield High School teacher is taking the advice she always shares with students -- and taking on a role with a state committee focused on agriculture education.

Picnic caps '100 Years of Farm Bureau in Pike County' celebration
Illinois News

Picnic caps '100 Years of Farm Bureau in Pike County' celebration

The Pike-Scott Farm Bureau caps off its "100 Years of Farm Bureau in Pike County" summer festivities with a picnic for members and guests on Saturday in Pittsfield.

Farmers learn more about Illinois River closures
Illinois News

Farmers learn more about Illinois River closures

MEREDOSIA, Ill. -- All of Jon Boylen's grain ships on the Illinois River, so the Mount Sterling area farmer wonders what closing the river in 2020 for lock and dam repairs will mean to his farming operation.
Boylen got some answers Friday at a meeting in M