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Obituary 
Larry L. Moss
 
Feb. 2, 1938-Aug. 26, 2014
9/12/2014
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Illinois groups oppose EPA waters plans
A coalition of Illinois business organizations, professional asso-ciations and farm groups have voiced concerns with impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed changes to the regulations connected to the Clean Water Act.
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Survey estimates Illinois county’s corn probable at 222-bushel yield
Soy Capital Ag Services’ annual McLean County corn yield estimate survey shows the 2014 crop will yield a record 222.6 bushels per acre there. But with grain prices low, 220 bushel-per-acre yields will likely not be bountiful enough to offset prices and return a profit to producers, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey.
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Kentucky residents trying to save ag teaching job
Citing a grave financial situation in Fleming County schools, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has placed the school system under state control and imposed a series of dramatic cuts to the 2014-15 school year budget.
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Indiana board deciding if and how to restrict pesticide use

An Indiana committee charged with determining potential use restrictions for all pesticides in the state is studying new herbicide formulations from Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto Co.
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First legal Kentucky industrial hemp since WWII is flourishing
While limited to only research plots at this time, Kentucky’s first legal hemp crop in decades looks to have grown well this season.
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Chicago brownfield conversion gets EPA aid
Miniature farms are popping up at
old industrial sites in big cities across the nation,
including Chicago. Urban gardens are nothing new,
but they seem to be gaining momentum with help from
Uncle Sam.
9/12/2014
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Venture claims bacteria, fungi increase yields
A newly-discovered microscopic
bacteria and fungi are increasing crop yields as much
as 10 percent, based on results from research conducted
across 170,000 field trial plots in 70 locations
throughout the United States.
9/12/2014
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