Illinois Bt Corn: Rootworm Resistance? You Still Have Options

🕔Jan 21, 2019The development of resistance to Bt Cry toxins by the western corn rootworm is a growing concern, highlighted by the recent confirmation of field-evolved resistance to Cry34/35Ab1 in Iowa. Across […]

Industrial Hemp was Popular Subject at American Farm Bureau Meeting – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019Hemp was a big deal at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who began advocating for industrial hemp while he was Kentucky’s agriculture secretary, […]

Illinois Grain Farms Should Expect Negative Incomes in 2019

🕔Jan 16, 2019In 2018, many grain farms in Illinois will have incomes above $70,000 per farm, the average from 2013 to 2017. Incomes in 2019 could be negative on many farms. While […]

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

🕔Jan 15, 2019What do you need to know for the 2019 growing season? The University of Illinois will address several key topics at four regional conferences around the state in January and […]

Soybeans: SCN Resistance is Increasing Even on Reliable Varieties – DTN

🕔Jan 10, 2019Think of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) like blood pressure. Doctors take blood pressure readings and based on the numbers, decide if and how to manage the problem.  Similarly, The SCN […]

Illinois Grains: Prudent Approach – Plan For Low 2019 Incomes

🕔Jan 2, 2019Editor’s Note: This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

Illinois: Dicamba Buffers, Training, and Licensing – What to Know for 2019

🕔Dec 21, 2018The EPA renewed the labels of three dicamba-containing products used in dicamba-resistant soybean varieties on October 31, 2018. These renewed labels also contain new restrictions and requirements that did not […]

Illinois Farm Finances: Incidence of High Debt-to-Asset Ratios Grow Over Time

🕔Dec 19, 2018Average debt-to-asset ratios on Illinois grain farms have increased since 2013. At the same time, the percent of farms with debt-to-asset ratios over 0.5 also rose, increasing from 7% at […]

Dicamba Rules: Patchwork of State Cut-Off Dates Confusing – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018Pick a state, any state, and chances are the rules for dicamba use there could differ from its neighbors next year.

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