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.
Kelley inducted into Cooperative Hall of Fame
Dan Kelley, former GROWMARK Inc. board chair, will be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame this week.
Slow biotech approvals cost billions
Delays in the approval of biotech traits may cost farmers and consumers billions.
FarmWeek for April 27
Here's your April 27 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
Local foods vie with organic
Although just a fraction of the U.S. food supply, locally grown foods are attracting more consumers, leading some industry experts to wonder if locally grown may compete with organic.