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Keep an eye out for jumping worms

April 20, 2021

After a long winter, Illinois gardeners are eager for the new growing season. While doing the usual preparations and tasks, home gardeners should be aware of an invasive species wriggling across the Midwest – the jumping worm.

USDA food assistance program re-opens

April 16, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has reopened signup for the Coronavirus Food ...

Despite rain, county drying out

By Randy Harrison
| April 14, 2021

Crawford County is one of the state’s drier areas, but not dry enough to merit listing by the U.S. D...

As farmers begin to head for the fields to plant their crops this spring, motorists in Illinois are reminded to be patient and use caution when approaching farm equipment on the roads. Daily News photo

Drivers reminded to be careful during hectic spring planting

April 12, 2021

Illinois is home to 27 million acres of prime farmland, and as the spring temperatures warm, farmers will be taking their implements and heading to the fields across the state. Drivers and farmers alike are urged to be extra cautious during the hectic planting season. 

State wheat crop developing

By Randy Harrison
| April 6, 2021

Illinois’ winter wheat crop has begun the maturing process.According to the U.S. Department of Agric...

State wheat looks good

By Randy Harrison
| March 31, 2021

Most of the state’s winter wheat crop is doing well.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...

Marshall Mayor John Trefz announced this week that he will not pursue efforts to acquire the former Velsicol Chemical property on Illinois Route 1 just north of U.S. 40. The site is the former location of a chemcial plant that produced the pesticide c

Marshall-Velsicol deal nixed

By Randy Harrison
| March 19, 2021

Marshall will not buy the site of a former chemical company.Mayor John Trefz announced this week tha...

Local farmers produe millions of bushels of crops

By Randy Harrison Daily News
| March 12, 2021

Crawford County farmers produced almost 14.7 million bushels of corn and more than 5 million bushels...

Wheat weathers cold February

By Randy Harrison Daily News
| March 3, 2021

The state’s winter wheat crop is doing fair to good, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Ag protection deadline looms

March 3, 2021

Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Cove...

USDA ready to assist farmers affected by winter storms

March 3, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and sma...

Ag stats sought

February 27, 2021

As February winds down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Servic...

Ag stats sought

February 27, 2021

As February winds down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Servic...

Summer 4-H conference lets teens virtually explore potential careers

February 24, 2021

For many teens, deciding where they want to attend college and what they may want to study is challe...

Ag protection deadline looms

February 24, 2021

Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Cove...

USDA seeks final crop production totals

November 19, 2020

As the 2020 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is contacting producers nationwide to gather final year-end …

Conservation signup deadlines revealed

November 17, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands offers.General signup for CRP will be open from Jan. 4 to Feb. 12; …

State wheat crop growing

By Randy Harrison
rharrison@robdailynews.com
| November 17, 2020

Winter wheat planting in Illinois is finished and most of the crop has emerged.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 92 percent of the crop has emerged and is growing, compared to the five-...

USDA food assistance deadline looms

November 16, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Dec. 11.This program provides direct relief …

County still too dry

By Randy Harrison
rharrison@robdailynews.com
| November 10, 2020

Crawford County remains dry after almost two weeks without measurable precipitation.