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Dicamba: U.S. Judicial Panel to Decide Best Venue for Crop Injury Lawsuits – DTN

Dicamba: U.S. Judicial Panel to Decide Best Venue for Crop Injury Lawsuits – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Attorneys representing farmers from across the country who filed multiple lawsuits alleging off-target dicamba damage to their crops will try to convince a federal panel of judges next week that the cases should be heard in a single court.   The

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Illinois: Registration Open for 2018 Crop Management Conferences

Illinois: Registration Open for 2018 Crop Management Conferences

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences is now open. These regional conferences, established by University of Illinois Extension’s commercial agriculture team, provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. The team is looking forward to

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Illinois: One More Call for Soybean Production Information

Illinois: One More Call for Soybean Production Information

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Jan 15, 2018

A number of times over the past 30 months I’ve asked Illinois soybean producers for help in gathering field-level information on soybean fields to feed into a study, led by the University of Nebraska and funded by the North Central Soybean

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Illinois Soybeans: Has Crop Insurance Proved Worth the Cost?

Illinois Soybeans: Has Crop Insurance Proved Worth the Cost?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Conversations with farmers suggest that some are considering lowering coverage levels or eliminating crop insurance on soybeans. Doing so would conserve cash and many farmers note that they have received few payments on soybean policies. Herein, loss performance on soybean

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Illinois Weather: Warm Year Ends With Cold, Dry December

Illinois Weather: Warm Year Ends With Cold, Dry December

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jan 5, 2018

2017 was the sixth-warmest year on record in Illinois, with a statewide average temperature of 54.3 degrees, or 2 degrees above normal, in spite of the extremely cold ending to December. Eight of the 12 months in 2017 brought above-normal temperatures,

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Illinois Corn Growers Face a Profitability Problem

Illinois Corn Growers Face a Profitability Problem

👤By Dwight Raab, Illinois FBFM Association and University of Illinois 🕔Jan 5, 2018

This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries (PDF) are available here. While yields for most have assisted in

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Illinois Weather: Nov. Was Cool and Dry with a Dash of Snow

Illinois Weather: Nov. Was Cool and Dry with a Dash of Snow

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Illinois experienced wide temperature swings in November, with colder-than-normal temperatures canceling out the warmer-than normal days. By month’s end, November was slightly cooler than average in Illinois, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey, part

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Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Since 2012, acres in the U.S. have been shifting out of corn and into soybeans, likely as a result of higher returns for soybeans than for corn. The longer termed trends since 1996 have been increases in corn and soybean

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Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

👤By Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Registration is open for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois, and have adjoining

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Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A father-son operation in Logan County, Illinois, contacted John Kirkpatrick last year in search of an investment buyer for their 1,167-acre farm. They had built the farm up and wanted to continue to rent the ground. It’s a common arrangement

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