How to Grow Geraniums in Illinois

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Geraniums are a hardy perennial with colorful flowers that appear in midsummer in Illinois. With proper care, they can bloom until the first frost in the fall. Geraniums thrive in containers and flower beds. They are drought-tolerant and grow well in full sun to partial shade, making them easy flowers to grow in the summers…


Quinn samples the show Progress; Illinois farmers know how to grow crops

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DECATUR – Gov. Pat Quinn received a warm welcome Tuesday as he made his way through the Farm Progress Show. Quinn spent about an hour at the show, walking through several exhibits, shaking hands and posing for pictures along the way. Quinn said he wanted to acknowledge the important role agriculture plays in the state.…


Grains close sharply higher

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CHICAGO, Illinois (Agriculture.com)–With plenty of support from falling crop ratings, talk of an upcoming ‘heat’ dome and favorable outside markets, the CME Group grain and soybean markets closed sharply higher Tuesday. The Dec. corn futures closed 9 cents higher at $7.43 1/2. The Nov. soybean contract settled 12 cents higher at $13.97 1/4. The Dec.…


Dip in land and shares puts cloud over farm sector

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Farmland prices have slipped for a third successive month in the US, and share prices in agricultural groups markedly underperformed the market, raising a question mark over the sector’s standing with investors. Farm values, while continuing this month a rise in prices stretching back to the start of 2010, rose more slowly than in June,…


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