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Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

Illinois Soils Are Cooler, Drier in Mid-August

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Soils across Illinois were cooler and drier than average in the first half of August, said Jennie Atkins, the water and atmospheric resources monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

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Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

Study Uses Satellite Data to Estimate Crop Yields

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and data they collect can be used to solve

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Illinois Farm Income Hurt by Negative Cash Rent Returns Since 2014

Illinois Farm Income Hurt by Negative Cash Rent Returns Since 2014

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 23, 2017

In recent years, many farmers have had positive incomes. However, cash rented farmland may not have been contributing to those positive net incomes. At average cash rent levels, cash rented farmland has reduced farmer net incomes in 2014 and 2015.

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Broadband on the Farm: The Challenges of Having Internet that Runs So….. Sl….ow

Broadband on the Farm: The Challenges of Having Internet that Runs So….. Sl….ow

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Today’s update discusses rural broadband issues and federal regulatory action that was taken this month to help close the digital divide in Rural America.  The update also touches on a couple of legislative proposals regarding broadband expansion, and highlights a

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Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Jeremy Wolf saw nearly half his soybean acreage injured this summer from dicamba herbicide that went astray. What’s troubling him now, though, is what to do about the situation for the 2018 planting season.  “My entire summer has been consumed

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Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – What Dictates Where it Pops Up? – DTN

Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – What Dictates Where it Pops Up? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered why one patch of soybeans dies from Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), while 6 feet away, another patch thrives? The answer may be smaller than you thought — microscopic, even. In a new study focused on SDS,

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Illinois: Forecast of 2017 Net Income on Grain Farms

Illinois: Forecast of 2017 Net Income on Grain Farms

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Net incomes on Illinois grain farms are forecast for 2017 using recently released yield estimates by U.S.D.A. (see Crop Production and 2017 prices projected by University of Illinois economists during an August 11, 2017 webinar). Forecast 2017 net incomes are down from 2016

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Farmland Values, 2017: Details for Using USDA Indexing Tools

Farmland Values, 2017: Details for Using USDA Indexing Tools

👤By Bruce Sherrick, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Each year, the USDA provides extensive data related to farmland values, rental rates, and other indicators of economic performance by county, state, type of agriculture and other meaningful categorizations of agricultural activity. These data are among the most heavily utilized

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Illinois Weather: July Conditions Ranged from Floods to Drought

Illinois Weather: July Conditions Ranged from Floods to Drought Updated

👤By Joel Steinfeldt, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Northern Illinois experienced heavy rain and widespread flooding in July. Meanwhile, parts of central and southern Illinois experienced dry weather that caused crop damage, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie

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Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Decrease for 3rd Straight Year

Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Decrease for 3rd Straight Year

👤By Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Each year the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA releases estimated average farm real estate values by state. The estimates are based on surveys of farmers from selected geographical areas. The surveys follow strict statistical guidelines. Estimated values maybe

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