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Specialty soybeans should see growing market post pandemic
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Soybean producers will face a burgeoning market for non-GMO and other types of specialty soybeans in a post-pandemic America. This is according to Molly Stalker, specialty grains leader for Cargill, Inc., who told attendees of the virtual 2021 Illinois Soybean Summit that her company expects a return to pre-pandemic growth for both human-consumed and feed-grade specialty beans
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Visit Heritage Canyon to see old quarry reclaimed as 1800s village
FULTON, Ill. – Heritage Canyon is a former quarry converted into an 1800s village. This is a great place to go for a hike to see some old iron. Collectors will enjoy the walk and the view of old plows and a few antique equipment collectibles.
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Work gypsum into soil if salt from ice melt is a concern
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Calf and feeder cattle prices will continue to improve early 2021
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – As the market moves through November, calf and feeder cattle prices will begin to turn the corner, especially as the market moves into December, and finally January, despite the uncertainty of beef movement by Thanksgiving and Christmas, said Andrew P. Griffith, University of Tennessee assistant professor of agricultural economics
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Caring for your nutrition when caregiving is important for health
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Sterling College farm program offers tuition-free education
HENRY COUNTY, Ky. – Farmers have to be good at what they are doing to farm sustainably and make a living. The Wendell Berry Farming Program at Sterling College, a tuition-free two-year program based in Henry County, is striving to give students a “leg up” in that effort.
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Tennessee students watch their bees
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In a clearing near the crest of Missionary Ridge, overlooking a striking vista of Chattanooga below, sits a solitary beehive.
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As usage of public land increases concern grows 
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Charles C. Deam Wilderness is close to 13,000 acres just south of Lake Monroe where people can wander outdoors in relative solitude whether they’re boating, hiking or riding a horse — and officials are concerned that it’s being misused by some.
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China focus of Farm Foundation trade forum
OAK BROOK, Ill. – China was the focus of a recent Farm Foundation Forum on expectations for U.S. trade and negotiations. Current and former government officials, along with those in the private sector, participated in the Feb. 23 virtual event.
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Growers say raising giant fruits, vegetables is addicting
HOLLY, Mich. – When Mark Clementz decided to grow his first giant pumpkin in 1996, he had no idea where it would lead.
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