Illinois Small Grains: 6 Tips for Planting in an Odd Field Season

🕔Sep 16, 2019Soon many producers will be starting to plant small grains.  Below is my “Top six” list of important things to consider when planting wheat and other small grains in the […]

Indiana: 72 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods

🕔Sep 10, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 74 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that has occurred since March 1, 2019, […]

Illinois: How Will Corn, Soybeans Yield In A Disjointed Year?

🕔Sep 6, 2019After the worst start to a cropping season in decades, mid-season lack of rain in parts of Illinois, and season-long low crop ratings, it’s time to take a look at […]

Illinois Corn: Tar Spot Seems Likely

🕔Sep 3, 2019The cooler temperatures and rains that have moved through the Northern part of Illinois the past 10-14 days have been favorable for the development of tar spot on corn.  Although […]

Soil Sampling Robots Offer Efficiency, Accuracy

🕔Sep 3, 2019Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres of crops and can determine crop yields. USDA […]

Grain Elevators Face Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty

🕔Aug 30, 2019Grain elevators and end users are navigating heightened market volatility caused by uncertainty over the size of this fall’s corn harvest. After U.S. corn farmers suffered historic planting delays from […]

Illinois Corn: Maximizing Strip-Till Efficiency

🕔Aug 28, 2019Strip-till is a relatively common tillage practice on farmland that will be planted to corn in east-central Illinois, accounting for about 14% of the acres planted to corn in Precision […]

Ag Economy: Yield Assessments Uncertain After ‘Planting Season from Hell’

🕔Aug 23, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Lauren Silva Laughlin reported earlier this month that, “Losses are popping up in farmers’ income statements and the pain can be seen in the share prices […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Crop, Soil Status Across the I-States

🕔Aug 22, 2019This year the FACTS project is providing a suite of regional scale maps to assist decision making. The data provided is based on APSIM model simulations which are driven by […]

Illinois Farm Real Estate Values – No Change in 2019

🕔Aug 19, 2019Each 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 […]

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