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Corn, soybean harvest continues

By Randy Harrison
| October 20, 2021

Almost two-thirds of the state’s corn crop and just over half of its soybeans have been harvested.Ac...

USDA seeks hemp info

October 19, 2021

This week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service began sending its first Hemp Acreage and ...

While essential to Illinois’ harvests, grain handling equipment and storage containers can quickly become deadly. Illinois reported the most incidents involving agricultural confined spaces, including grain bins, in 2020.

Grain Bin Safety highlighted during harvest season

October 17, 2021

Harvest is in full swing around Illinois. As the crops come out of the field the grain bins fill up and so too does the risk for grain bin accidents.

September warmer than normal

By Randy Harrison
| October 6, 2021

Crawford County was a hot spot in September.According to the National Weather Service, the average d...

State harvest ahead of schedule

By Randy Harrison
| October 5, 2021

Harvest is progressing faster than average across the state.According to the U.S. Department of Agri...

This fall, agriculture programs continue within the same structures at Illinois State University, the University of Illinois and Western Illinois University. In Carbondale, agriculture is part of a restructured College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences (CALPS) at Southern Illinois University. Contributed photo

College ag enrollments holding ground in Illinois

By KAY SHIPMAN
| October 4, 2021

Agriculture study remains fruitful as students return in person to the four state universities with agricultural programs. With COVID mitigation guidelines in place, classroom space is at a premium on a couple of campuses.

Ivory-billed woodpecker

Two extinct species lived in state

By Randy Harrison
| October 1, 2021

It’s unlikely anyone living in Crawford County today ever had a chance to see an ivory-billed woodpe...

A local 4-H member parades her pig before auction attendees during the 2019 sale. Daily News photo

4-H offers kids place where they can belong, lead, learn

September 28, 2021

4-H members in Crawford County and Illinois will join the 6 million youth across the country in cele...

State wheat planting underway

By Randy Harrison
| September 28, 2021

With corn and soybean harvest underway, some Illinois farmers have started seeding winter wheat.Acco...

A reflective orange triangle bordered in red marks slow moving vehicles, such as combines and tractors. Drivers should slow down when driving behind large machinery and pass only when it is safe and legal to do so. Contributed photo

Illinois harvest quickly approaching; motorists advised to slow down 

By KATIE ZELECHOWSKI
| September 22, 2021

Most drivers know the feeling of running late for an important meeting or event and how tempting it can be to speed up to shave a bit of time off of the commute.

FFA tractor drive to aid OHS grad

September 21, 2021

Oblong High School FFA is sponsoring an antique tractor drive to raise money to help a former member...

Corn, bean harvest continues

By Randy Harrison
| September 21, 2021

With both corn and soybean harvest officially underway, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seekin...

Harvest begins in Illinois

By Randy Harrison
| September 13, 2021

Harvest season has arrived.With more than half of Illinois’ corn fully mature, state farmers have st...

Local farmer gains donation for oil museum

By Randy Harrison
| September 13, 2021

The Illinois Oil Field Museum in Oblong will receive a $2,500 donation thanks to the efforts of a lo...

Harvest season almost here

By Randy Harrison
| September 8, 2021

Harvest is approaching as corn and soybeans here and across the state move into the final stages of ...

County 4-H excels at state fair

September 8, 2021

Twenty Crawford County 4-H’ers exhibited their livestock and general projects at this year’s Illinoi...

Tractor sales rev up despite supply chain issues

By DANIEL GRANT
| September 8, 2021

Supply chain issues continue to impact equipment manufacturers, like most other industries.

Harvest season almost here

By Randy Harrison
| September 8, 2021

Harvest is approaching as corn and soybeans here and across the state move into the final stages of maturity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 30 percent of the state’s corn crop has reached full maturity, compared to the five-year average of 23 percent.

County hot and dry in August

By Randy Harrison
| September 6, 2021

Crawford County was hotter and drier in August but still managed to stave off drought.Throughout the...

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Miss Rodeo contest returns to Palestine

By Randy Harrison
| September 1, 2021

The Pioneer City Rodeo is back and the Miss Illinois Rodeo competition is back as well.Contestants C...


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