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Tillage Systems You Might Want To Implement On Your Farm

In a world that is driven by innovation, and constantly on the verge of the newest, most sufficient system to implement on our farms. It is important that as farmers, we are open minded, and willing to try new systems on our farms. 534 more words


Hog Farmers Push on With Use of Crates

Many people today look at farrowing crates in hog production as cruel and inhumane handling of swine during their most productive stages of life. Nine states have banned the use of farrowing crates, and many more states are pushing to ban the use of these crates in the coming years. 645 more words


Family Farming in the 21st Century

The Family Farm of the 21st century isn’t the picture in many Americans minds. The “American Gothic” many people think the average farmers look like is just not the case.  888 more words


The Zika Virus. Is Monsanto to Blame?

What is the Zika Virus?

The Zika virus is a virus transmitted by mosquito’s. The virus started in Uganda in the mid 1900’s and was a problem in Rhesus monkeys. 587 more words


Technology Soaring in Agriculture

As technology advances in this day and age, farmers are adapting with it. In the past 10 to 20 years agriculture has changed dramatically pertaining to technology that is available. 721 more words


Traveling the World One Field At a Time

My senior year of high-school I decided to attend Western Illinois University because it’s close to home and it has a great agriculture program. I had no idea the clubs, connections, and opportunities it would present to me while here. 782 more words


Emergency funding bill approved; WIU president says it won't stop planned cuts

MACOMB, Ill. (KWQC) – Ten months without any money. There have been hiring freezes and job cuts, all in an effort to continue operations with only student tuition paying the bills. 180 more words