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2014 County Yields Released by the National Ag Statistics Service

Posted by John Fulton -

The National Ag Statistics Office has released 2014 corn and soybean yields by county on February 19. The state average corn yield was 200 bushels per acre, compared to the 178 bushel average of the 2013 season. Logan County averaged 230.8 bushels per acre and Sangamon County averaged 226.8. Menard County had an average yield of 222.7. Top corn yield counties were Macon with 236 bushels...

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Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale - from Travis Meteer

Posted by John Fulton -

Commercial cow-calf producers and seedstock breeders interested in purchasing a total performance-tested bull will want to attend the 2015 Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Livestock Center on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The sale will be the lead-off event for the Illinois Beef Expo. There are 69 bulls cataloged i...

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