Cash soybean basis levels fall for third day
Some soybean processors are beginning to price beans out to the August and November contracts.
Senators reject efforts Tuesday to change Senate farm bill
The Senate will resume debate today on a five-year farm bill after a day of action Tuesday that included lawmakers rejecting dueling amendments over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as working through other amendments.
Southern Illinois wheat crop in generally good shape
Tour participants say they expect the state's winter wheat crop to average 61.6 bushels per acre.
IAITC adapting to meet new math, science, English standards
Ag literacy coordinators learn existing resources will help teachers.
FarmWeek for May 20
Here is your May 20 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
State treasurer to sponsor youth ag photo contest
A new photography contest is being started for Illinois photographers ages 8 to 18.
New class selected for Cultivating Master Farmers
A farmer from the suburbs of Chicago gets involved in the Cultivating Master Farmers program to learn how to connect with consumers.
NASS will survey Illinois farmers in June for major reports
As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law.
Racing for Ag Literacy
More than 360 adult and child runners, and volunteers gathered in Bloomington on May 11 for the IAA Foundation's third annual 5K Grow and Go. The IAA Foundation is on track to raise $15,000 for Illinois Ag in the Classroom from the support of sponsors and participants.
Illinois farmers catch up on corn planting
In its weekly update, USDA says 74% of the state's corn crop is now planted compared to the long-term average of 77% for the date.