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Around the County 2017

2016 Crop Yields by County

2016 County Crop Yields Released The National Ag Statistics Office has released 2016 corn and soybean yields by county on February 23. The state average corn yield was 197 bushels per acre, compared to the 175 bushel per acre average of the 2015 season. The 2016 yield averages were Logan with 219....
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Hog price prospects strengthen - From Chris Hurt

URBANA, Ill. – Hog prices this fall have been stronger than anticipated. In early October, USDA analysts estimated that fourth-quarter live prices would average $38 to $40 per hundredweight. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, now it looks like the actual price will be $...
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Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale - from Travis Meteer

Commercial cow-calf producers and seed stock breeders interested in purchasing a total performance tested bull will want to attend the 2017 Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale. The sale will be the leadoff event of the Illinois Beef Expo. There are 67 bulls cataloged with 27 being longer-aged...
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