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October 1, 2014


In This Issue

  • Managing saline soils
  • Thinning timber for silvopasture
  • Equipment tax update and options
  • What do you want from a baler?


  • Wet, rainy weather conditions are beginning to cause headaches for farmers. Besides the obvious delay in harvest, additional moisture is negatively affecting grain and cornstalk quality for cattle producers who normally utilize the crop residue to extend the grazing season, according to a University of Illinois Extension beef educator.

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  • It is that time of year again: Harvest is over, and plans are underway for next year’s cropping enterprise. One choice to make soon is which seeds to plant. This is not an easy decision, because so many options exist.

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  • Rained-on hay – nearly everyone has to feed it sometime. How should feeding practices be adjusted, though, to account for any damage caused by the rain?

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