High school teams test natural resource knowledge, skills
This summer, teams from participating states and Canadian provinces, which won their state or provincial events, will compete for prizes and scholarships.
US and Illinois corn planting pass the halfway mark
The news around the grain trade centers on weather, planting progress, the hard wheat crop tour, and more bird flu developments.
New State Fair manager announced
63-year old Patrick Buchen previously served as the executive director of the Indiana State Fair.
New price limits may lessen market volatility
The daily price limit for corn and wheat futures at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) edged up a nickel last Friday.
Reduced soybean germination linked to blight
Farmers should be aware of lower-than-usual germination in soybeans linked to outbreaks of soybean pod and stem blight last year.
Illinois officials monitoring avian flu in neighboring states
To date, no cases of the bird flu have been reported in Illinois.
Specialty crop growers experience slow start to season
Brook and Susan Wilson have a lot of asparagus to harvest on their specialty crop farm near Iola (Clay County).
Wheat conditions improve; yield potential promising
A majority of the wheat crop survived this past winter, along with the recent shot of cold air and patchy frost, pretty well in Illinois.