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Pumpkin trends, pumpkin farming change

By Benjamin Yount  Illinois News Network If you bought a pumpkin this fall, chances are you bought something completely different than your parents bought when you were a kid. Pumpkins are as old as America, but the pumpkins on your…

Report: Illinois soybean production up, corn down

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois farmers are expected to harvest less corn this fall than last year, but soybean production is forecast to increase to a record high. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a forecast based on Sept. 1 conditions.…

Cold weather slows corn, soybean growth in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Cool weather has slowed corn and soybean growth in Wisconsin, but the rest of the state's main crops are doing well. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that most of the state saw overnight lows in the 40s last…