FarmWeek for September 1
Here is your Sept. 1 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
NASS: 5% of Illinois corn now mature
Some isolated reports of corn harvest were reported late last week to meet early harvest premiums offered by elevators.
IFB Infrastructure tour update
A dozen Illinois farmers spent the last two days in Texas learning about the infrastructure challenges on the roads and waterways. We have an audio report from RFD Radio's Al Jarand.
County yield estimates paint promising picture
Look for piles of harvested corn and long lines at elevators to be a common sight this fall if recent county crop yield estimates come to fruition.
Durbin urges monitoring of rail congestion
Given the record harvest expected, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin last week urged the head of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to make sure Illinois farmers can ship their crops across the country.
Lipe Orchards hosting twilight meeting
The fourth and final twilight meeting for fruit growers is slated for Sept. 15.
Equipment makers offer more options to price-weary farmers
The downturn in crop prices/farm income put a dent in farm machinery sales so far this year.
NCGA leader: Industry prepares for big corn crop
Harvesting a potential record corn crop looks to be just one of a handful of challenges for farmers this fall.
GROWMARK annual meeting
Patronage refunds will total an estimated $90 million, which will be distributed 40 percent in cash and 60 percent in stock.
IFB's annual Infrastructure Issues Tour begins this weekend
Twelve Illinois farmers will travel throughout the South to learn firsthand about U.S. port infrastructure needs.