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Road, bridge upkeep present challenges

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
GALLATIN, Ill. — The seven semi-trucks Bill Raben and his brother own to haul their grain have been a good investment. But owning trucks comes with some challenges.
Categories: Farm News

River traffic is increasing, but infrastructure lags

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
The sorry state of the United State’s inland waterways system is well known, but solutions to fixing it seem, at times, elusive.
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Highway expansion links farmers to regional markets

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
A four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 30 will begin next spring, growing the capacity of a major agricultural artery for grain and livestock transport in the state.
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Interest in farm nutrient management grows

September 14, 2017 - 2:30pm
DECATUR, Ill. — Farmers are paying attention to conservation practices this year while keeping an eye on costs with low commodity prices.
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Master producer reflects on years with company

September 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
WINTHROP, Iowa — Sean Baragary’s life has changed dramatically in the past two months.
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Farmers delay capital outlays, wait for crop prices to rebound

September 14, 2017 - 11:45am
DECATUR, Ill. — Like a lot of farmers who were kicking tires at the Farm Progress Show, Duane Dahlman isn’t opening his wallet too wide.
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Land value survey shows year of growth

September 14, 2017 - 11:18am
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Iowa land values are showing signs of stability, as well as some steady growth.
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Below average temps and dry conditions rule the week in Missouri

September 14, 2017 - 8:00am
Cooler temperatures continued across the state last week with temperatures averaging 66.6 degrees, 5.5 degrees below normal, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Low soil moisture levels recorded across Illinois

September 14, 2017 - 8:00am
Dry, cool weather continued across most of the state last week, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Beginning farmer tax credit program could see changes

September 13, 2017 - 11:30am
Unless lawmakers take action, there will be automatic changes to Iowa’s beginning farmer tax credit program on Jan. 1, 2018.
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July beef exports ahead of 2016 numbers

September 13, 2017 - 9:49am
Beef exports remained stable while pork exports dropped in July, according to a USDA report.
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Farmers can use market tools for protection

September 13, 2017 - 9:46am
As summer turns to autumn, Don Roose has a piece of advice for farmers: Use the carry to your advantage.
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Ag publisher launches Hurricane Harvey relief fund for farmers, ranchers

September 12, 2017 - 3:30pm
Lee Agri-Media has created a relief fund to help farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
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Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

September 12, 2017 - 2:52pm
Corn and soybean futures dropped this morning after USDA increased its crop estimates from last month.
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Farmland prices relatively stable

September 11, 2017 - 9:00am
OMAHA, Neb. — Farmland values largely held steady through the first half of 2017 in states served by Farm Credit Services of America.
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Organic grain production risks, opportunities

September 11, 2017 - 6:00am
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Dave Ross has some advice for those considering entering the organic grains market: Don’t let the promise of big profits suck you in or the fear of losses drive you away.
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Farm show approaches harvest with nostalgia

September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
RANTOUL, Ill. — As harvest nears, thousands of farmers got together with a sense of nostalgia to mingle with more 1,000 tractors, steam engines, moldboard plows and implements of the past the Half Century of Progress Show in Rantoul Aug.…
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Crop insurance talk leads farm bill session

September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
DECATUR, Ill. — Crop insurance was by far the biggest concern of farmers and others attending a farm bill listening session at Richland Community College Aug. 30.
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Ag leaders gather to discuss solutions for dicamba use in 2018

September 9, 2017 - 10:12am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension brought farm, agribusiness and agency leaders together Aug. 24 to address issues associated with the use of dicamba.
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Helping hands get small farm through health challenges

September 9, 2017 - 9:00am
BIG ROCK, Ill. — Operating a small farm profitably is challenging enough, but adding health issues makes it even more difficult.
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