Organic farmers worry proposed hog facility may contaminate crops
Agriculture

Organic farmers worry proposed hog facility may contaminate crops

Sunset Lake Organics owners Randy and Crystal Clair worry that a proposed swine facility, County Line Swine, which is 2,200 feet from their home and farm, could threaten their livelihood.

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Show-Me-Select program boosts testing rules
Farm and Field

Show-Me-Select program boosts testing rules

New sire selection rules for Show-Me-Select replacement heifers improve reliable calving-ease genetics.

Field day looks at reducing hay loss
Agriculture

Field day looks at reducing hay loss

With hay prices high and supplies low, beef producers are doing what they can to stretch out what they have to avoid added expense.

Fungus files: What to do about toadstools in your lawn
Good Growing

Fungus files: What to do about toadstools in your lawn

In the past two weeks, West-Central Illinois has seen a much-needed return of rain after a summer of low precipitation.

Corn silage, not balage, better option for beef producers
Farm and Field

Corn silage, not balage, better option for beef producers

Corn silage, not balage, better option for beef producers

Agriculture

Orr beef field day set for Sept. 5

The annual Orr Beef Research Center Field Day will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the John Wood Ag Center near Baylis.

Agriculture

Registration deadline Friday for state vegetable tour

The registration deadline is Friday for the Missouri Vegetable Growers Association state vegetable tour. The tour, slated for Tuesday, Aug. 28, features stops in southwest Adair County.

Illinois News

Pike and Scott Farm Bureaus merger approved

Members of the Pike and Scott County Farm Bureaus recently approved Articles of Merger to bring the two organizations together as one. The merger will take effect on Sept. 1.

Remember these five tips for fall lawn care
Good Growing

Remember these five tips for fall lawn care

Lawn care does not stop when summer ends. To the contrary, when it comes to routine turf maintenance, the late summer to early fall months are a critical time for cool-season lawns.

Corn-counting robot measures plant traits
Farm and Field

Corn-counting robot measures plant traits

Crop breeders trying to boost yields while preparing crops to withstand severe weather and changing climates must locate genes for high-yielding hardy traits in crop plants' DNA.