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Corn: Food or Fuel? Study Finds Ethanol is an Economic and Social Loss

Corn: Food or Fuel? Study Finds Ethanol is an Economic and Social Loss

👤By Lois Yoksoulian, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel

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Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they’ve seen over the past several

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Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

Illinois: Northwestern Ag Research Center Field Day, Monmouth, July 26

👤By Angie Peltier, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The program is set for the 36th annual University of Illinois’ Northwestern Agricultural Research Center Field Day. The program will begin at 8 am on Wednesday, July 26. Topics and speakers will include: Lessons from 35+ Years of Research at the

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Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 22, 2017

With most of the country’s corn and soybeans in the ground, insects and diseases are ramping up in their usual summer fashion. Some Midwest and Mid-South growers are facing rising Japanese beetle populations, and soybean aphid populations also are picking

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Illinois Soybeans: What Diseases Will Prevail in Weird Weather?

Illinois Soybeans: What Diseases Will Prevail in Weird Weather?

👤By Stephanie Porter, West Central CCA Soy Envoy 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Weird spring—wet and cool early, followed by hot and dry. What diseases will prevail? In early planted soybeans many were worried about Pythium root rot, thanks to the cool, wet weather.  However, what root rot diseases can we expect in

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Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis

Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 19, 2017

With tightening margins and lower crop prices, producers are looking for ways to cut costs. In this article, we will look at power and equipment costs components, how they vary by farm size and the impact on profitability. In 2004,

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Illinois Corn and Soybeans: Shifting Acres Vary by Farm Size and Region

Illinois Corn and Soybeans: Shifting Acres Vary by Farm Size and Region

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Dale Lattz, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Illinois farmers have been planting more soybeans since 2013. This increase in soybeans comes after an increase in corn acres beginning in 2006 and ending in 2012. Corn and soybean acre shifts have not been the same across all Illinois

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Illinois Weeds: New Seed Tests for Palmer Amaranth Identification

Illinois Weeds: New Seed Tests for Palmer Amaranth Identification

👤By Diane Plewa and Suzanne Bissonnette, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Are you having trouble with Palmer amaranth? We have something new for you. NEW Palmer ID test available this year: We spent a long winter optimizing a new assay in collaboration with Dr. Pat Tranel’s lab to aide in Palmer

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Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Sidedressing Nitrogen

Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Sidedressing Nitrogen

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

The weather has turned from cool and wet to warm and dry, with thoughts now turning to when it might rain next. The US Drought Monitor shows no drought in the Corn Belt, and water use is still low, but

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Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

👤By Kelly Estes and Kaela Miller, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting close, reports of armyworm in corn seem to be taking

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