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Century-long farming family treasures past, looks to future

4 hours 51 min ago
LEROY, Ill. — Frank Toohill, a 77-year-old central Illinois crop farmer, doesn’t expect to stop farming anytime soon, but he looks to the next generations of Toohills carrying on a family tradition that dates back more than 150 years.
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Conservation guides Iowa Heritage Farm

4 hours 51 min ago
HASTINGS, Iowa — Legend has it that Josiah Wearin left California in the early 1850s with $10,000 of gold and traveled to New York City.
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Southern FFA Chapter benefits from hands-on learning

5 hours 6 min ago
Southern High School in Wymore, Nebraska, has a brand new FFA Chapter. Guiding that chapter through its initial growth is Brady Meyer, a new full-time teacher.
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Cross County FFA expands beef program

5 hours 11 min ago
The Cross County FFA Chapter in Stromsberg, Nebraska, is feeding people. They are doing this with beef they raised themselves.
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Hearing for proposed adoption of commercial industrial hemp regulation

5 hours 21 min ago
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed commercial industrial hemp regulationWHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20WHERE: Virtual: via video conferencing systemIn person: Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr., Manhattan
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K-State launches Finances and the Farm: An online class to enhance farm management skills

5 hours 24 min ago
Self-paced course for ag producers can fulfill FSA borrower requirements
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Holstein Association USA seeks nominations for annual awards

5 hours 27 min ago
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Holstein Association USA annual awards including the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder and Distinguished Leadership awards.
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Schlaegel’s Popcorn a recipe for rural business success

5 hours 33 min ago
It was three in the morning when Jacob got that popcorn on the way to a bowl game. That stop for gas turned into an experience which would stimulate Jacob Yingst to create a better flavor of popcorn when he…
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What's This?

5 hours 37 min ago
Our next piece is a mystery for it’s owner - Ted Mlnarik.
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New blackberry varieties: Eclipse, Galaxy, Twilight

5 hours 42 min ago
The best of eastern and western blackberry genetics have been melded to create Eclipse, Galaxy and Twilight, three new blackberry varieties released by the Agricultural Research Service.
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Gun show enthusiasts have several events in January

5 hours 46 min ago
Gun show season has gotten underway for 2021. Over the next three weeks there are seven shows scheduled for the region.
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Looking Back...

5 hours 52 min ago
Paul Mather of rural Chase County, Nebraska, owned a gentle Hereford giant named Biggen. Pictured on top are barefoot daughter Judy and son Gary in the summer of 1954.
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Illinois remains clear of soybean gall midge

12 hours 51 min ago
Editor’s note: The following was written by Joseph Spencer, Kelly Estes and Nicholas Seiter with the University of Illinois for the university’s farmdoc daily website.
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Helpful insects bring crop benefits, beauty

14 hours 21 min ago
Not all insects are pests.
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Groups cancel or get creative with 2021 event restrictions

January 14, 2021 - 6:45am
The time of year for making a list and checking it twice is gone, but farmers forming a list of what winter meetings to attend may want to look again.
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Adoption of precision ag tech varies across generations

January 13, 2021 - 12:15pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Farmers who fear they are falling behind in farm technology might not be as behind as they think.
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Crop prices could boost land values

January 13, 2021 - 8:19am
OMAHA, Neb. — What started out with better than expected sale prices at land auctions prior to fall harvest extended into very strong prices at some auctions during October and November.
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Aerial seeding helps cover crops soar

January 12, 2021 - 4:00pm
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Wis. — Larry Redfearn was raised on a farm in the rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin where conservation practices helped to keep soil in place.
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Trusts guide handling of assets in farm transitions

January 12, 2021 - 3:00pm
AMES, Iowa — Depending on your family situation and the value of your estate, forming a trust can be an important addition to your farm transition plan.
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Tax planning an important winter task

January 12, 2021 - 6:15am
Many winter tasks on the farm are part of tax planning. Here is a brief summary of some of the topics to discuss with your tax preparer:
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