Illinois Grain Farms: Conservation and Farmland Tenure Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
Most grain farms in Illinois over 500 acres rent most of their land base.  Moreover, the majority of rented farmland is controlled by larger acreage farms.  In 2017, farms of […]

Dicamba: Herbicide Injury Complaints Again on the Rise – DTN Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Tempers are running hot this year, as dicamba injury surfaces for a fifth year and EPA seeks to evaluate the success of the 2020 dicamba labels.

Illinois: 6 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jul 6, 2021

🕔Jul 6, 2021
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

Waterhemp: A Multi-State Evaluation of Responses to Dicamba, Glufosinate Jun 26, 2021

🕔Jun 26, 2021
With support from the United Soybean Board, in 2019 and 2020 we conducted a screening of 212 waterhemp populations from 7 different states to characterize their abilities to withstand applications […]

Farmer Reports: Moisture Divide Deepens Between “Haves” and “Have Nots” – DTN Jun 26, 2021

🕔Jun 26, 2021
If you ever needed evidence that life isn’t fair, the radar maps from the storm systems that have moved across the country this past week should suffice. For some, the […]

Corn Rootworm: New Website Helps Growers Track This Pest – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Knowing your rootworm risk level is about to get easier. A new website launched Thursday, Corn Rootworm IPM, which includes an interactive map of rootworm sticky trap results, for both […]

Corn, Soybeans: Drought Effects on Yields – DTN Jun 22, 2021

🕔Jun 22, 2021
Parts of the Northern Plains and Midwest landscape have been full of spiky, rolled corn leaves and wilted, silvery soybean leaves recently, as early summer heat and drought stress has […]

Grain Farms: High Commodity Prices Lead to Increased Production Costs Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
Over time, per acre input costs on grain farms tend to rise with commodity price increases. In this article, we illustrate this relationship for corn in 1) central Illinois using […]

Illinois Grain Farms: Potential Impact of Estate Tax Changes Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
The Biden administration has expressed interest in raising federal estate taxes by lowering the tax-triggering estate value and increasing estate tax rates. Such proposals were included in recent draft legislation […]

Illinois: How Will Biden’s Tax Plan Affect Grain Farms? Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
President Biden’s American Families Plan introduced in April 2021 includes provisions that would dramatically change the tax code, specifically the changes for basis valuation in appreciated property and taxing capital […]

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