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Rally Planned Against Missouri Farming Measure

Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a “right to farm.”

06/19/2014

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds. (Getty Images)

Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.

01/04/2014

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Gov. Nixon Signs Bill Letting Kids Work on Farms

The measure signed on Friday responds to the federal government’s proposed rules last year that would have prevented children from doing certain agricultural work.

05/10/2013

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Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn Crops

At this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.

05/09/2013

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Mississippi Barge Traffic Flowing After Tuesday’s Shutdown

Yesterday morning, a barge became caught, forcing the Corps of Engineers to shut down a lock and dam that handles roughly half the nation’s farm exports.

01/23/2013

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University of Missouri Extension Offers Farm Classes For Women

The courses are part of Annie’s Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states.

01/15/2013

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Beef Prices Could Hit Record Highs This Year

If beef is what you crave, get ready to crack open your wallet in 2013 as beef prices hit near-record levels.

01/04/2013

Mature corn (Zea mays) in Illinois fields stretch to the horizon on both sides of a rural, dirt road. Illinois is the country's second largest grower of corn, trailing only Iowa in total production. (Getty Images Bruce Leighty)

Illinois Farmers Feel The Mississippi River Pinch

The capacity of barges and the number of barges in tow are down, cutting tonnage by 45 percent, while the cost of fuel, personnel and time is the same.

12/17/2012

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US Drought Levels Off After 2 Weeks of Worsening

A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades has leveled off last week after worsening during the two previous weeks.

12/06/2012

Corn farmer Mike Campbell of Edwardsville shows how high it should be in August

Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois Farmers

The harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.

10/16/2012

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