Farm bill signup periods clarified
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack this week clarified some of the time periods in which farmers and landowners can sign up for the new farm bill.
October CCC loan rates issued
Rates for commodity loans remain unchanged from September's rate of 1.125%.
FarmWeek for Sept. 28
Here is your Sept. 28 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
Small acreage workshop series planned
The University of Illinois Extension local foods and small farms team is sponsoring a series of workshops on several topics to help people interested in using or diversifying a few acres.
USDA: Corn, wheat stocks larger; soybeans smaller than expected
Corn, wheat prices continue downward spiral after larger-than-expected supplies; soybeans trim losses on smaller-than-expected stocks.
Shop Illinois on Oct. 4
Illinois Main Street and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) are challenging residents to "Shop Illinois Saturday" on Oct. 4, 2014 by devoting a portion of their budget to purchasing Illinois-made products.
Harvest getting started in earnest
USDA says 14% of Illinois' corn and 7% of soybeans have been harvested, as of last Sunday.
Small grains and stocks report preview
USDA will issue a small grains summary and Sept. 1 grain stocks report at 11 a.m. CDT Tuesday.