Illinois farmers catch up on corn planting
In its weekly update, USDA says 74% of the state's corn crop is now planted compared to the long-term average of 77% for the date.
FEMA providing federal disaster help for residents in 11 counties
FEMA is now available for 11 counties in Illinois; discover how to apply for assistance.
Youth livestock auction sponsors changing form
4-H youth livestock auctions will no longer be sponsored by local Extension offices, though this year offers a grace period in transition.
Biotech and the bench
Supreme Court ruling seen as intellectual property win.
Contentious issues loom in General Assembly
Check out our latest Quickview update for the latest from Springfield.
Crop insurance key IFB focus in Senate debate
With Senate farm bill debate anticipated this week, Farm Bureau is girding up to protect crop insurance and other key programs in what could shape up as a heated floor fight.
Finally! Some significant planting progress
Most farmers in Illinois this week finally were able to work fields for multiple days.
Cattle on feed numbers down 3%
On-feed numbers and placements were higher than trade estimates. We have commentary on today's report from Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University ag economist.
Informa revises crop forecasts
Traders say Informa cut potential corn acreage by 1.2 million acres; raised soybean acres by 1.0 million.
Senate clears water projects package with Illinois provisions
The Senate this week delivered a long-awaited Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) package that proposes new measures to fund river infrastructure and better protect future waterways transportation.