May 09, 2015

First Day First Field Farmer

USDA describes Pat Whalen as a new and beginning farmer. We think he's just having fun planting his first farm field ever.

University of Illinois College of Law
May 05, 2015

The Flash Crash and the Hound of Hounslow

The U.S. markets went into free fall in May of 2010 dropping 6 percent in minutes, and then bouncing mysteriously back. There was a sense that the machines were out of control during this "Flash Crash".  Five years later, US criminal authorities and financial regulators are pointing the finger at a lone trader. Verity Winship tells us more about the case against the “Hound of Hounslow”.

May 04, 2015

Can Herbicide of Choice Still be Used Post Planting

The fast pace of corn planting in the state of Illinois has farmers and chemical applicators racing one another across the fields. University of Illinois Extension Weed Scientist Aaron Hager has this advise for farmers wondering what to do if the corn was planted before their residual herbicides were applied.

You may read Aaron Hager's thoughts on weeds and herbicides on The Bulletin website.

April 24, 2015

Protect Backyard Chickens from Avian Flu

More people than you might think are keeping chickens in their backyards. These birds, just as those grown commercially, are at risk to the H5N2 Avian Influenza virus


March 18, 2015

Cold Weather Maintenance Diets for Dairy Calves

Feeding a heifer dairy calf properly during cold weather can mean up to 1500 extra pounds of milk during her first lactation period. Todd Gleason has more on the increased cold weather maintenance diet that results in such a gain.

February 09, 2015

Finer Ground Corn More Digestible

An animal nutritionist at the University of Illinois has quantified the importance of particle size in ground feed for hogs.

January 19, 2015

Dramatic Changes in the Ethanol/Gasoline Relationship

The plummeting price of gasoline has caused a dramatic change in the relationship between the price of corn and the price of gasoline. However, this means little for how much ethanol will be produced and consumed.

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