CAFO rules put new focus on winter livestock waste plans
Livestock farmers, don't let winter catch you or your nutrient management strategy off guard.
Cover crops showing steady growth
Farmers planted more acres of cover crops, and recorded corn and soybean yield increases on those fields, based on responses to a recently released nationwide farmer survey.
Christmas season caps busy year on award-winning tree farm
This month marks the start of the busy season for Christmas tree sales.
Upcoming farm bill meetings set
Meetings are scheduled throughout the state during December. A list is provided.
EPA delays 2014 RFS targets until 2015
EPA will wait until next year to announce RFS targets for this year.
Beardstown bridge on restrictions
A recent Illinois Department of Transportation inspection discovered safety issues with the 60-year old U.S. 67 bridge over the Illinois River at Beardstown.
Golden Bridges becomes AFBF award finalist
A Quincy-based senior move management company joins the final four in a quest to become the first Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge winner.
Report fall-seeded crop acreage by mid-December
The deadline to report pasture and wheat acres is December 15.
Cold weather shuts down Upper Mississippi River
Icy weather has shut down river traffic near Minneapolis at the earliest date since 1969.
AFBF: Thanksgiving dinner costs up slightly
The average cost for 10 for a classic Thanksgiving Dinner rose by nearly 1 percent, coming in at $49.41.