Uncertainty, anxiety flare up prior to USDA reports
USDA will issue its planted acreage report at 11 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 30. We'll update numbers when available.
Drive Across America tour promotes ag
American Agri-Women (AAW) leaders decided to drive across the country in a colorful pickup truck to promote agriculture and the role women play in it.
Emergency maps lifesaver for farmers, first responders
Imagine firefighters racing to a farm emergency. Where's the main power source, fuel and propane tanks? What about livestock and water sources?
Hog Inventory Up 9 Percent
All hogs and pigs number was slightly higher than average trade estimates.
More road closures due to flooding
The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed more roads along the Illinois and Mississippi River, due to flooding.
Farm safety no accident, farmers tell ag safety experts
A quartet of central Illinois farmers shared their farm safety practices this week with professionals attending the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health conference in Normal.
NCBA steps up efforts to connect beef producers, consumers
The beef industry could hire celebrity spokespeople or launch a massive marketing campaign to promote itself.
Rauner OKs education funding, vetoes remaining budget
Illinois gained a new budget for early childhood, elementary and secondary education Wednesday, but not the rest of state government as a new fiscal year starts next Wednesday.