Vilsack drops proposed beef checkoff
In an interview with DTN, USDA Secretary Vilsack says he's dropping his proposal for a new beef checkoff.
Newton: 'New era' of crop prices will continue
We have comments from John Newton, U of I associate professor, discussing the "new era" of grain prices.
Gov. Quinn calls special session
Gov. Quinn calls back lawmakers to set up a special election for state comptroller in 2016.
CME issues emergency price limits for cattle futures
The new limit, starting Thursday, is $4.50 per hundredweight for feeder cattle. Expanded limits for live cattle futures will take effect on Friday.
Sangamon County farmland sale shows continued strength
Central Illinois farmland auctions continue to draw big interest this month, despite lower grain prices.
Chinese approve GMO corn varieties
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement during a visit to Chicago on Wednesday.
US, Cuba beginning talks to normalize relations
President Obama made the official announcement during a televised speech Wednesday morning.
Senate approves tax extenders measure
The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature. We have an audio report from RFD Radio's Matt Kaye in Washington.
FarmWeek for December 15
Here is your December 15 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.