Adams County Board votes to recommend proposed swine operation
Illinois News

Adams County Board votes to recommend proposed swine operation

A noticeably conflicted Adams County Board voted Tuesday night to recommend that the Illinois Department of Agriculture approve a new swine facility near Loraine. Eleven board members voted in favor of the recommendation.

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Pike-Scott Farm Bureau to host Pike County candidates forum

The Pike-Scott Farm Bureau and Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host a county candidates forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Pike-Scott Farm Bureau auditorium, 1301 E. Washington St.

Basco man breaks Illinois record with 300.5 pound watermelon
Agriculture

Basco man breaks Illinois record with 300.5 pound watermelon

Joseph Young, a Basco, Ill. man whose hobby is growing monstrous fruit, pulled a 300.5 pound watermelon from his garden this year.

Local Christmas tree farmers hopeful tradition will trump convenience
Agriculture

Local Christmas tree farmers hopeful tradition will trump convenience

The Mathews family is not concerned about Amazon's recent announcement that the online retailer will begin selling and shipping real Christmas trees up to seven-feet tall this year.

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.

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.