Edgar County experiences Chicago legislator's district
Edgar County Farm Bureau members recently toured the Chicago district of their "adopted" legislator, state Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago.
Nominating petitions available for commodity boards
Deadline for filing petitions is mid- to late-May for the various commodity boards.
USDA Planting Intentions and Grain Stocks reports
USDA will issue its 2015 planting intentions and grain stocks updates Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. CDT. We will update this story shortly after the release.
Chicago Farmers to discuss land values
Early registration ends on April 6.
Study a win for animal agriculture
A definitive, three-year study on various egg production systems inadvertently cast negative light on "free-range" egg-laying in terms of animal welfare and worker health.
Inventory buildup, lower prices could slow hog expansion
Hog numbers were up 7% from year ago levels.
IDOA adds $14.6 million to fill state budget hole
The Illinois Department of Agriculture's (IDOA) share of the current state budget solution totals $14.6 million, according to IDOA officials. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure shortly after it passed Thursday.
USDA extends ARC/PLC signup another week
USDA gives farmers another week to signup for farm programs this year.
Agronomist: Farmers should maximize yield potential
Matt Foes, regional agronomy manager for 360 Yield Center, urges farmers to focus on maximizing yield potential rather than slashing inputs in response to tighter margins.