Consumers' food questions focus of new Farm Bureau ads
Four Field Moms ask DeKalb County dairy farmers Jeff and Bona Heinsohn about meat, milk, animal care and crops in new commercials developed to answer consumers' questions.
Frosty temperatures avoid Illinois during the weekend
Temperatures did reach the mid-30s over the weekend in central and northern Illinois, but no frost/freezing temperatures were reported.
Illinois Rail Safety Week
This week's message is simple -- look for trains at every track.
Harvest off to slow start; corn standability a concern
Farmers waiting for corn to dry down for harvest should take advantage of the time to scout their fields and develop a harvest plan.
Cargill sues Syngenta over unapproved GMO varieties
The lawsuit claims Syngenta acted irresponsibly by selling the unapproved corn varieties to farmers before receiving Chinese approval.
September USDA crop report
USDA forecasts record large corn/soybean harvests. Illinois corn harvest now at 2.289 billion bushels; avg. yield 194. Illinois soybean harvest at 562.8 million bushels; avg. yield 56.
Heavy rains drench western Illinois
Early harvest efforts will be on hold the remainder of the week, as fields dry out.
RMA: Be on the watch for flooding claims on crops
USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in areas where heavy rainfall and flood conditions have caused crop damage to contact their crop insurance company.