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Drought Peaks, Decline Seen, End Not Yet In Sight

 

The 2012 Drought will be long remembered as the worst in a half century.  But WGFA's National Farm Broadcaster, Ken Root, says recent rains and cooler temperatures are raising hope that the drought is past it's peak and may end this year: {audio}images/stories/282012.mp3{/audio}
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“Ride the River” VINTAGE TRACTOR RIDE PLANNED FOR AUGUST 25

            If you collect vintage tractors of any brand, mark your calendars. Tractor enthusiasts from all over are invited to bring their tractors and participate in the 2012 “Ride the River” Vintage Tractor Ride, scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2012 along the Kankakee and Iroquois rivers.

            Developed through a partnership between Kankakee Community College (KCC), the KCC Foundation, and The Central Illinois Green Club, “Ride the River” is a bi-annual event that takes participants on a 50-mile vintage tractor ride through some of the area’s most beautiful scenery. Signature sponsor for the event is Hogan Walker, LLC in Manteno. Proceeds from the event provide a KCC Scholarship for Agriculture and Horticulture Studies students.

            Ride the River begins at the KCC campus with a 6:30 a.m. check-in, coffee and donuts in the KCC Workforce Development Center. Participants are encouraged to bring their tractors to the campus the night before, but may also arrive the morning of the event. For those wishing to come in the night before, overnight security and surveillance will be provided on-site.

Read more: “Ride the River” VINTAGE TRACTOR RIDE PLANNED FOR AUGUST 25

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Case Quadra Trac Goes Row Crop

 

WGFA National Farm Broadcaster, Ken Root is in Racine, Wisconsin today covering a new product release by Case IH.  If you have seen the Case IH Quadra Trak Tractor,  it has some interesting changes.  More from Ken Root and the Case Specialist who was assuring he didn't crash a very valuable tractor: {audio}images/stories/21012mp3{/audio}
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Anthrax In Colorado

 

It is rare to find a case of anthrax in the United States but the disease lays dormant in in our soil and sometimes comes forth in unusual circumstances. Here's more from WGFA National Farm Broadcaster, Ken Root: {audio}images/stories/181012.mp3{/audio}
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Cow Herd Shrinking

 

Livestock producers who are dependent on grass and grain are facing tough choices heading into fall.  WGFA's Ken Root reports on a Purdue Economist's view of the short term, and long term, prospects for the cattle industry: {audio}images/stories/28812.mp3{/audio}