FarmWeek for March 10
Here is your March 10th edition of FarmWeek via Issuu.com.
Prairie Farmer names 2014 Master Farmers
Four farmers who are outstanding in both production and community service will be honored in ceremony March 19.
IDNR puts ATV stamps on hold
IDNR says it's postponing the requirement until rules are written.
USDA expands farm storage facility loan program
The enhanced program includes 23 new categories of eligible equipment for fruit and vegetable producers.
Grain futures sell off after USDA update
Larger than expected global stockpiles of corn/soybeans led to the selloff after USDA issued its supply-demand update. We have comments from Randy Martinson, market analyst with Progressive Ag.
Political unrest, dryness issues hike commodity prices
Commodity prices rallied in recent weeks as political unrest in the Ukraine and dryness issues in South America raised short-term crop supply concerns. We have comments from Jerry Gidel, market analyst with Rice Dairy.
Severe winter could sting honeybee population
The ongoing issue of honeybee losses could worsen due to the unseasonably cold winter in many parts of the U.S.
ILDG has 'significant impact,' study shows
The Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG) makes a "significant impact" helping farmers build or expand livestock operations, according to a study conducted by World Perspectives Inc.