University of Illinois research sees higher yields with subsurface drip irrigation

Using subsurface drip irrigation could be a yield saver if farmers experience another year like 2019. Crop Science Professor Fred Below says drip irrigating crops below the surface is a more efficient way to use water and deliver nutrients. “It is sort of like having an IV of nutrition right into the crop row. Not …

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Illinois dicamba misuse complaints exceed last year’s record

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has received more dicamba related pesticide misuse complaints in 2019 than any other year despite their efforts to minimize dicamba drift. Doug Owens with the department shared with Brownfield the number of complaints as of Wednesday afternoon. “For total number of complaints, we have 693. Of those, 491 are alleged …

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China raises tariffs on U.S. soybeans, crude oil

The trade tensions between the U.S. and China are escalating. Friday morning, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced new tariffs on $75 billion of imported goods from the U.S. Bloomberg says that includes an additional 5% tariff on U.S. soybeans, bringing the total tax to 30%, and another 5% on U.S. crude oil, both beginning September …

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Flood Warning issued August 23 at 7:48AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

2 alleged shooting threats at separate Florida schools end in arrests on same day

iStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Two Florida students in separate parts of the state were arrested Thursday after they allegedly posted school shooting threats online. In Broward County — the same district as the 2018 Parkland school shooting where 17 were killed — an officer said he learned Wednesday night from the school board about a school …

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China announces tariffs on $75 billion of US goods as Trump heads to G7 summit in France

Igor Ilnitckii/iStock(BEIJING) — Just as President Donald Trump was preparing to meet world leaders to discuss the global economy and his trade wars, China on Friday announced it would impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. imports in retaliation for duty hikes the United States pledged to slap on Chinese imports starting next month. …

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American imprisoned in Russia says guards injured him as his detention is extended

DanHenson1/iStock(MOSCOW) — After nearly nine months in a notorious Moscow prison, the detention of U.S. citizen Paul Whelan was extended again on Friday by a Russian court despite concerns about his health and continued questions about the charges against him. Whelan, 49,, is a former Marine arrested while on vacation in Russia and charged with …

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Flood Statement issued August 23 at 7:48AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Flood Warning issued August 23 at 7:48AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara Missouri River At Springfield

Woman arrested for allegedly killing her baby, teen daughter: Police

Ontario Police Department(ONTARIO, Calif.) — A California mom has been arrested for allegedly killing her 4-month-old daughter and 14-year-old daughter, authorities said Thursday. Linda Nguyen, 47, was arrested for the deaths of her two children, who were found Tuesday in their garage in Ontario, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles, according to Ontario police. …

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Time to book that flight: Experts say now is the time to book airfare for fall and holiday travel

VictorHuang/iStock(NEW YORK) — As summer travel comes to a close, now might be a perfect time to score savings on flights for a fall or winter getaway. Friday marks the start of a four-week window where airfare will be at its lowest prices, according to the website CheapOair, which helps budget-savvy travelers explore the globe …

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Billionaire conservative icon David Koch dies at 79

Koch Industries, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Billionaire conservative figure David Koch has died, his brother Charles Koch confirmed in a statement. He was 79 years old. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David. Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life,” Charles …

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Feds indict 80 people in $10 million fraud, money laundering scheme

Rawf8/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — U.S. federal prosecutors have announced a 252-count indictment charging 80 people, mostly Nigerian nationals, with being part of a widespread conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of scams and then launder the money. The federal grand jury indictment was unsealed Thursday after authorities arrested 14 defendants across the United …

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Flood Warning issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Migrant rescue ship captain Pia Klemp rejects award from Paris

Naeblys/iStock(PARIS) — The captain of a ship that saved migrants in the Mediterranean Sea has refused to accept Paris’ highest honor, instead accusing the city’s mayor of hypocrisy. In July, Pia Klemp of Germany was awarded the Médaille de la Ville de Paris Grand Vermeil, but she wrote in a Facebook post on Aug. 20 …

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Do you really know what is underground?

Farmers are known for working with and on the land. It is their job to know the components of the soil for their crop underground. But, even on their own land farmers may not know the location of buried utility lines. In this Managing for Profit, Roger Watwood with JULIE Incorporated in Illinois will explain …

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Flood Statement issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Flood Warning issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

‘I am willing to give my life’: Hong Kong protesters aren’t backing down

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) — Protesters who’ve taken pro-democracy demonstrations to the streets of Hong Kong every weekend since early June are preparing for another tumultuous weekend in the city of 7.4 million people as they refuse to buckle to Beijing’s demands to curb their rebellion. Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets, possibly …

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Flood Statement issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood