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It would be an understatement to say that it has been a strange week across our country, as we begin staring down the barrel of what will undoubtedly be a disruption of our day to day activiti…

Purdue University is world renowned for the research and education that takes places in its school of agriculture. However, often times overlooked, Purdue Extension does much more than cater t…

As the days begin to get a little longer and more of us start thinking about spring, I always like to promote some great web-based resources Purdue Extension has to offer that may help you out…

National Agriculture News

Después de que me notificaron que había estado expuesto al coronavirus, traté de seguir los mejores consejos médicos. Empecé a trabajar desde casa. Me aislé socialmente. Y me "auto analicé" en busca de señales de que estaba infectado. O, al menos, lo intenté. Los síntomas del COVID-19 parecen bastante claros. Tos seca y dificultad para respirar. Fatiga. Y fiebre. Para hacer un seguimiento de ...

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CHICAGO, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community First(®) awards recognize outstanding achievements of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's (FHLBank Chicago) member institutions and their local partners as they work together to strengthen their communities through affordable housing and economic development initiatives. Award winners select a nonprofit organization to receive up to $10,000.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelinAir is hiring to fill a number of full- and part-time positions in Central Illinois in the Champaign / Springfield areas. These positions will be filled over the next several weeks, despite the disruptions caused throughout the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelinAir is hiring to fill a number of full- and part-time positions in western Indiana in a ten-county region surrounding Lafayette. These positions will be filled over the next several weeks, despite the disruptions caused throughout the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — El autobús turístico se detuvo frente al letrero de "Cannabis legal de venta aquí" en la entrada del antiguo hotel Casa Blanca en la popular zona turística de esta ciudad, cuando una joven que desea fumar desciende de un salto. "¿Esto es todo?", pregunta, paseando por el acogedor patio del lugar. Un empleado comienza a escoltarla sobre una alfombra roja para ingresar al ...

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MIAMI — Un tractor con una cuchilla de 35 pies cortó un millón de libras de ejotes listos para ser recogidos en los campos de R.C. Hatton en Pahokee, Florida. Esos cultivos debieron haber ido a restaurantes del sur de Florida, cruceros, cafeterías escolares, aerolíneas e incluso parques temáticos. En vez de eso, se están hundiendo en la tierra. "Y tengo otro millón que no puedo cosechar y que ...

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SEATTLE — Han pasado dos semanas desde que las Escuelas Públicas de Seattle cerraron debido al coronavirus, y la madre Jeniffer Trice confiesa que apenas estaba aguantando. El lunes, el primer día en que se exigió a los distritos escolares que ofrecieran algún tipo de servicio educativo durante su cierre ordenado por el estado, Trice (una madre soltera y recientemente desempleada con esclerosis ...

Planting season will soon be upon us, despite the current pandemic. Proper planter set-up is critical for optimizing plant spacing no matter the color, age or size of your planter.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelinAir is pleased to announce its partnership with the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN), whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of IoT technologies in the Wabash Heartland region, support world-class research and education in agriculture and manufacturing technologies, and ultimately to establish the Wabash Heartland as the global epicenter of digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing.

CHICAGO - When Erin Haughton planned her family's spring break getaway to Mexico earlier this year, she booked a place to stay with VRBO, a popular vacation home rental site she'd used in the past. The Frankfort, Ill., woman is supposed to be on that trip in Playa del Carmen right now, enjoying a sunny week with her husband and three kids. Like other would-be travelers, the coronavirus ...

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MIAMI - A tractor with a 35-foot blade mowed down one million pounds of green beans ready to be picked at R.C. Hatton's Pahokee, Fla., fields. Those crops should have been going to South Florida's restaurants, cruise ships, school cafeterias, airlines and even theme parks. Instead, they are going into the ground. "And I've got another one million I can't harvest that's going down in the next ...

Editor's note: This article is part of a series featuring members of the Soil Sisters, an official program of Renewing the Countryside. The community of women farmers advocate for family farming and locally produced food.

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Chicago - Miembros del Congreso y defensores de los inmigrantes pidieron el martes al gobierno federal que libere a los "detenidos de bajo riesgo" de los centros de detencion en todo el pais para frenar la propagacion del coronavirus. El representante federal Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, democrata de Chicago, enfatizo cuatro casos confirmados de COVID-19 entre detenidos por el Servicio de Inmigracion ...

In the coming weeks as spring starts to bring warmer temperatures, grain held through the winter at a high moisture content should be dried or marketed as soon as possible to prevent quality loss and mold growth.