Being neighborly, aware reduces spray drift
Communication with a capital C helps farmers and pesticide applicators reduce potential crop damage from spray drift.
FarmWeek for March 30
Here is your March 30 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
Reuters: EPA plans new restrictions on Roundup
The weed resistance management plan will be similar to one for a new herbicide product developed by Dow AgroSciences, the news agency reports.
USDA Planting Intentions and Grain Stocks reports
USDA says a record number of soybean acres will be planted in 2015, but not as much as expected. Corn acres were slightly higher than expected, causing futures to slump after the report.
Edgar County experiences Chicago legislator's district
Edgar County Farm Bureau members recently toured the Chicago district of their "adopted" legislator, state Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago.
Nominating petitions available for commodity boards
Deadline for filing petitions is mid- to late-May for the various commodity boards.
Chicago Farmers to discuss land values
Early registration ends on April 6.
Study a win for animal agriculture
A definitive, three-year study on various egg production systems inadvertently cast negative light on "free-range" egg-laying in terms of animal welfare and worker health.
Inventory buildup, lower prices could slow hog expansion
Hog numbers were up 7% from year ago levels.