FarmWeek for April 14
Here is your April 14 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
Critical need for agriculture teachers in Illinois
Illinois faces a critical need for agriculture education graduates to instruct the state's next generation of agronomists, animal scientists, agribusinessmen, farmers and ag teachers.
ADM announces business changes
ADM is selling off its South American fertilizer operations to Mosaic; pursuing the sale of its chocolate business; and acquiring the remaining stake in the firm A.C. Toepfer.
USDA: Corn planting at 3% complete
Three percent of the nation's corn crop is currently planted.
Publisher seeking centennial or older Illinois family farms
A publisher of a future book on historic Illinois family-owned farms will feature those certified as centennial or sesquicentennial farms by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA).
RFA: Rail system in 'sheer chaos'
Recent increases in ethanol prices can be blamed on "sheer chaos on our nation's rail system," according to the head of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
Tree planting gets Gifford growing again
"This effort signifies healing," says Bev Ehler, "and our neighbors are just so grateful."
Western Illinois Farm Families plans activities
Three western Illinois farmers will explain food production to 11 Quincy-area women participating in the Western Illinois Farm Families program.
Got Jellybean milk?
Prairie Farms Dairy has introduced specialty milk flavors for Spring and Easter.
Some bills' fates certain before legislative break
State lawmakers determined the outcome of some issues, while others stayed in limbo after the General Assembly this week recessed for a two-week break. Senators and representatives are scheduled to return on April 29.