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More night-reading time as days shorten going into fall
As autumn approaches and you unearth those lost Christmas bookstore gift certificates in your cleaning, check out even more great books you may not yet have had time to read this summer.
9/26/2014
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Domestic cotton yield, price outlooks shrink this season
Higher temperatures in August ironed out some worries of unusually low cotton yields in West Tennessee. But global supply and demand are keeping cotton futures below 70 cents a pound, meaning Mid-South cotton growers must carefully manage defoliation for a profitable harvest.
9/26/2014
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Aventine’s $30M upgrade to enhance ethanol production
Seventy year-old coal boiler technology was replaced by state-of-the-art high-pressure natural gas boilers as part of a $13.2 million upgrade to Aventine Renewable Energy of Pekin, a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol.
9/26/2014
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Study: Pesticide
changes lower
toxicity in U.S.
rivers, streams

 A new study tracking rivers and streams throughout the United States for 20 years concludes risks to people from pesticide use has declined, but the risk to aquatic life has soared in urban areas.
9/26/2014
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Contest to revitalize rural communities
Frontier Communications and DISH Network have launched America’s Best Communities, a $10 million competition to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns across Frontier’s 27-state footprint.
9/26/2014
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Sudden death syndrome found in Illinois soybeans

With excellent growing conditions and planted acreage likely leading to a record soybean harvest this year, a soil-based disease could take a bite out of yields in Illinois, particularly in the west-central part of the state.
9/26/2014
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Rail hearings focus on grain storage backlog and harvest
Rail service issues associated with transporting agricultural products were “center rail” during separate hearings by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) and U.S. Senate Commerce Committee (SCC) earlier this month.
9/26/2014
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Fermentation Science Institute puts SIU on yeast’s cutting edge
A growing branch of agriculture science is taking root at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, with its new Fermentation Science Institute.
9/26/2014
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Illinois fracking regs face scrutiny; approval delayed
Just when those who support hydraulic fracturing thought they had turned a corner and could see new wells drilled soon, a state legislative panel in Illinois said it will take an extra 45 days to review long-awaited rules governing the practice.
9/26/2014
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Montcalm Farm Bureau pushes to make 4-H job full-time again
Montcalm County Farm Bureau members are supporting youth development in their county – during their Sept. 11 annual meeting at Turk Lake Restaurant, more than 50 backed policies seeking to enhance their county’s 4-H program and to consider the impacts a balanced calendar initiative could have on farm families.
9/26/2014
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