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Madison Scarborough Wows the LaPorte Co. Fair

The LaPorte County Fair added a novel page to its illustrious history when Madison Scarborough's beef steer was judged to be the grand ... Read entire story

Kosy 4-H Champions Sell for $41K

The Kosciusko County 4-H Sale of Champions raised $41,132 last Friday in Warsaw. With 13 lots selling, the event kicked off ... Read entire story

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What's Making News

Crop Yields Under Cloud of Doubt

Poor crop conditions from drought in some major producing states will likely diminish total yields nationwide despite relief ... Read entire story

Kura Clover an Ideal Cover Crop

Who doesn't like a two-for-one deal, or a double-double, or a win-win?

A team of USDA scientists in the ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations

Persistent Rains Limit Fieldwork

Persistent rains continued to fall across most of the state as growing conditions remained favorable. There were 3.9 days suitable ... Read entire story

Crops Need Dry Weather, Sunshine

Wet weather conditions hindered field activity and caused some damage to crops in low lying areas. Soil moisture levels increased ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News

2021 Milk Production Reduced; Class 3 Milk Price Down 65 Cents

The Agriculture Department lowered its 2021 milk production estimate in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates ... Read entire story

Butter Price Rides Rollercoaster

CME butter jumped the first two days of the week and hit $1.71 per pound but then reversed gears. It closed last Friday at ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns

Southern Illinois Farm Still Holds Iron Relics Left by Uncle Honey

One job on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was to walk just-cultivated corn or soybean fields to find ... Read entire story

Canning Has Its Own Circle of Life

Like a lot of rural women, I learned about canning and preserving at my mother's and grandmother's sides ... Read entire story

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