FSA announces tree assistance
Orchard owners and tree nursery growers who experienced losses from natural disasters on or after Oct. 1, 2011, may be eligible for tree assistance, according to Scherrie Giamanco, Illinois Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director.
Grants available for beginning farmers
Applications are due by June 12.
USDA boosting programs to grow new, beginning farmers
USDA has stepped up to grow a new generation of farmers, according to Lilia McFarland, USDA's coordinator of New and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program.
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.