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Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Judge: IDOC staff must be trained on transgender issues
SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge has ordered state corrections officers to undergo training on transgender issues, stemming from a lawsuit filed by an inmate who wants to be transferred to
How to more safely stay at hotels, motels amid pandemic
There's no place like home. But with care, you can reduce the risks that come with spending a night in a hotel or motel. Half of the battle occurs before
Workers and wages: Finding qualified workforce a top challenge...
BEMIDJI—While wages are on the rise, challenges remain for Minnesota's manufacturers when it comes to hiring a qualified workforce.In its annual State of Manufacturing survey, Enterprise Minnesota found 71 percent of respondents say the inability to hire qualified candidates has made company growth...
What kind of snake is this? How to identify common snakes in Texas
April showers poured down on San Antonio and its time for locals to enjoy the May flowers, but sometimes slithering snakes can interrupt the enjoyment of the outdoors.
Michigan says soybeans must be destroyed due to soil
DETROIT (AP) — State regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after just a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo
The race is on to harvest corn and soybeans in Illinois before it's too late
Mark Tuttle gets straight to the point when describing the field and weather conditions he has faced this year on his farm in southern DeKalb County.
Farmers try solid-seeded corn, 20 miles from Canada
HENSEL, N.D. — Farmers can't control Mother Nature or the markets, but they can get satisfaction from field-scale experimentation and dream about big yields when prices turn around.Shaun Anderson, 41, farms with LA Farms at Hensel, with his uncle, Allen, 63, and Allen's son, Taylor, 35. (The "LA"...
How to make delicious corned beef and cabbage in an Instant Pot in about an hour
In search of a quick way to make corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day? Look no further.
Midwest corn, soybean harvest a long ways off
WheatThe wheat market finally saw some buying this week after heavy deliveries pushed contracts to multi-year lows. Based on longer term nearby monthly continuation charts, the Kansas City market hit its lowest point since January 2006 and Minneapolis hit its lowest point since September 2009. For reference,...
How Should We Use Within-Season Crop Condition Ratings for Corn and Soybeans?
What adjustments could be made to ratings during the growing season in order to make them more useful in forming expectations about final condition ratings and yield expectations?
USDA: Corn up 3 percent, soybeans down 10 percent
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2019 is estimated at 91.7 million acres, up 3 percent from last year, while soybean planted area for 2019 is estimated at
CHICAGO - Following are U.S. trade expectations for the resumption of grain and soy complex trading at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) at 8:30 a.m. CST on Thursday. WHEAT - Steady to up 1 cent per bushelWheat futures try to rebound after a five-session slide, with fresh contract lows set in...
Stink bugs: Free guide for agricultural integrated pest management: Insights for midwestern corn,...
Farmers in the midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they have a new free resource for understanding and managing the emerging pests. A profile is now being published of several of the most common stink bug pests will be that reviews existing research to offer methods for differentiating stink bug species, summaries of their life cycles and behaviors, and guidance for monitoring and management.
Soybeans Stands: How Low Can You Go?
Growers are perfectly positioned to push soybean yields higher than ever, with fewer seeds than ever.
How to Grill Corn on the Cob
Sweet corn is a popular crop in Mississippi, and different varieties grow throughout the warm months. It’s an affordable, fresh, and locally grown treat. Whether you like to cook it in the microwave
Why the ugly soybeans?
For many farmers across the Midwest, soybean yields have been good to great, but the soybean quality has not been as promising
How To Grill Corn Cobs
Discussing how to grill corn cob is a bit of a misnomer because what you’re actually doing is to steaming it. Here’s how to do it.
How to Make Caramel Corn
Learn how to make caramel corn at home with our Test Kitchen's step-by-step guide. (It's surprisingly easy to get perfect caramel kernels!)