Harvest ramping up this week across Illinois
USDA says 7% of corn and 3% of soybeans are harvested nationally.
Farm bill implementation rules expected soon
Illinois Farm Bureau's Doug Yoder will wrap up a summer of meetings on the 2014 farm bill this week - just in time for USDA to publish the rules.
Logan County farmer named Faces of Farming finalist
Another Illinois farmer will contend later this fall to become a national spokesperson for agriculture.
Farmers can 'stretch' careers via preventive measures
A few minutes of stretching each day and other preventive measures can reduce the physical and mental stress on farmers this harvest and for the rest of their careers.
Safety webinar series slated
This is National Farm Safety & Health Week.
ASA, NCGA remind farmers to channel biotech crops
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) remind farmers this harvest to properly channel biotech crops not approved for some export markets.
Cattle on feed numbers down 1%
Most categories were within trade estimates. We have comments from Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University ag economist, discussing the September cattle on feed report.
U of I: ARC-County payments likely for corn/soybeans
U of I economists say payments are far from certain for both ARC-CO and PLC if prices strengthen due to lower production or higher demand.
Chicago Farmers to focus on cover crop benefits
The Chicago Farmers will discuss economic and ecological benefits of cover crops during the Oct. 6 meeting.