Harsh conditions bruise specialty crop outlook
A late-season freeze this week added insult to injury for some specialty crop farms.
USDA announces mandatory PEDV reporting rules
In addition to mandatory reporting of outbreaks, USDA will require tracking movement of pigs, vehicles, and other equipment leaving affected facilities.
Final farm bill webinar held
You can view all of the IFB farm bill webinars by going to our Videos section on the main navigation menu.
Dicamba-tolerant crops still in works
Monsanto remains "on track" to commercially introduce dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton in 2015, according to company officials.
Weed populations could explode as weather heats up
Weed populations so far this spring remain fairly tame compared to previous years.
Feds order railroads to report on fertilizer deliveries
The first report is due out Friday, April 25.
Wheat conditions remain good; crop tour to be held May 28
Unseasonably cold temperatures and isolated snow showers the first half of this week had little to no impact on winter wheat in Illinois. We have comments from Madison County farmer Kyle Brase.
Australian study: Honeybee problems linked to pest and diseases
A host of factors from mites and diseases to nutrition and lack of genetic diversity likely cause honeybee health problems more than the use of neonicotinoids, according to a new Australian government study.
Good Friday trading schedule
Grain and livestock futures will close at regular times on Thursday. They will remain closed Friday in observance of Good Friday.