Political unrest, dryness issues hike commodity prices
Commodity prices rallied in recent weeks as political unrest in the Ukraine and dryness issues in South America raised short-term crop supply concerns. We have comments from Jerry Gidel, market analyst with Rice Dairy.
Severe winter could sting honeybee population
The ongoing issue of honeybee losses could worsen due to the unseasonably cold winter in many parts of the U.S.
ILDG has 'significant impact,' study shows
The Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG) makes a "significant impact" helping farmers build or expand livestock operations, according to a study conducted by World Perspectives Inc.
U of I looks at reallocating base acres
The 2014 farm bill allows a one-time option for farmers to reallocate base payment acres for the PLC and ARC commodity programs.
NOAA: El Nino could return later this year
Government forecasters have issued an El Nino watch for later this summer and fall for the U.S.
FarmWeek for March 3
Here is your March 3rd edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
NPDES permit required for some new, replaced septic systems
Homeowners may now need a general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit if they are installing a new or replacement surface discharging septic system.
ADM, Bunge: Ukraine operations normal; no problems
Both grain firms operate local grain and export elevators in Ukraine.
Good eggs harvest for all
The Fill-A-Ford contest was conducted at the recent Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference in Springfield.
Hog prices on the rise, due to PEDV
Death losses from PEDV are starting to trickle through hog markets, and U of I economists say hog futures see the price impact coming by this summer.