Lower income, steady input prices squeeze farm margins
U of I economist sees need for farmers to conserve cash in 2015.
FarmWeek for December 22
This is your final 2014 edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com. Your next issue will be January 5, 2015.
Grain, livestock market closings for Christmas
Grain and livestock futures will close at 12 Noon CST on Wednesday and remain closed until Friday morning for Christmas.
Corn demand, possible drop in acres, offer price support
Recent support for corn prices could be a sign of things to come. We have comments from U of I's Darrel Good on what to expect in 2015.
2015 Weed Control Guide now available
The University of Illinois last published the Illinois Agricultural Pest Management Handbook in 2008.
Commodity Challenge offers farmers a chance to hone marketing skills
Illinois Farm Bureau members can compete for prizes and sharpen their marketing skills by participating in the 2015 Commodity Challenge.
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.