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Corn crop in good shape

By Randy Harrison
| July 27, 2021

The Illinois corn crop is almost done with the silk stage.Also, according to the U.S. Department of ...

Bah, I say!

July 27, 2021

This goat may have had his own private quarters complete with a fan, but that didn't stop him from lo...

Don't be sheepish

July 27, 2021

Kaylen Jordan, 11, shows her 4-H sheep to a group of preschoolers visiting the Crawford County Fair ...

Corn, soybeans mature quickly

By Randy Harrison
| July 21, 2021

The state’s corn and soybean crops continue to mature faster than usual.According to the U.S. Depart...

In a pickle

July 16, 2021

Stormy weather proved to be too much for one of the older trees at the Robinson City Park Thursday a...

State corn progressing ahead of average

By Randy Harrison
| July 15, 2021

Half the state’s corn crop has silked, slightly ahead of average.Corn silking reached 50 percent las...

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

4-H auction goes online

By Randy Harrison
| July 9, 2021

The annual 4-H livestock auction, a centerpiece of the Crawford County Fair, is taking place online ...

Bacteria source of corn disease

July 9, 2021

Goss’s bacterial wilt and leaf blight is one of the most damaging diseases affecting corn. The most ...

Rabies warning signs in cattle

July 9, 2021

Rabies is usually associated with dogs or bats, but it also can develop insidiously in a variety of ...

Crops continue to make progress

By Randy Harrison
| July 7, 2021

The state’s corn and soybean crops are maturing and farmers are making fast work of the winter wheat...

Illinois swamp milkweed

So you think you know milkweed?

July 6, 2021

In recent years, milkweeds have gained attention from the public due to their exclusive relationship...

Late June rains gave Crawford County needed drink

By Randy Harrison
| July 6, 2021

June got off to a dry start in Crawford County, but it made up for it during the second half. Accord...

The Power Wheels  "demolition derby" is one of the events returning to this year's Crawford County Fair. Daily News photo

Crawford County Fair ready for comeback

By Randy Harrison
| July 5, 2021

Go kart racing, a rodeo and plenty of livestock will mark the return of the Crawford County Fair lat...

Crops continue to progress

By Randy Harrison
| July 1, 2021

Soybeans and corn are growing across the state while farmers are keeping busy harvesting winter whea...

Tomato gardeners beware, blossom end rot can be prevented

June 29, 2021

Blossom end rot is the scourge for any tomato grower. What starts as a light tan spot at the end of the fruit where the blossom was, will expand and eventually turn black and leathery.

Large yard not required to support pollinators

June 24, 2021

Pollinators are responsible for an estimated one in every three bites of food that humans eat, so it’s no wonder they’re getting a lot of buzz these days. For those who want to support these hard-working environmental contributors, but don’t have a large yard or outdoor space, container gardens are the answer.

USDA seeks acreage information

June 28, 2021

Agricultural producers in Illinois who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after plant...

Wheat harvest lags behind

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Winter wheat harvest is underway across the state, but is running behind schedule.Twelve percent of ...

County soil still hot, dry

By Randy Harrison
| June 21, 2021

Crawford and Jasper counties remain among the downstate areas suffering abnormally dry conditions.So...

Higher wheat production expected

By Randy Harrison
| June 14, 2021

Illinois should have a bigger winter wheat crop this year than last.State farmers are expected to ha...


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