Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN

🕔May 24, 2019A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

Midwest Corn: Price Increases, PLC Payments, and Prevented Planting

🕔May 22, 2019This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […]

Illinois Corn: 6 Weed Management Reminders in a Wet Spring

🕔May 20, 2019When field conditions become conducive for planting, several possible scenarios exist for the management of existing weed vegetation.  One possible scenario is that planting will occur before any type of […]

Midwest Grain: Low Soy Prices Pushing More Acres to Corn – DTN

🕔May 16, 2019Midwest farmers are doing the unthinkable as the corn-planting window slams shut. Some growers are switching intended soybean acres to corn, or at least thinking about it. Usually the opposite […]

Illinois: How Will Late Planting Affect Crop Diseases?

🕔May 16, 2019Most Illinois producers are behind in getting corn and soybeans into the ground this year as a result of persistent rains and cool temperatures.  Some people are wondering what this might mean […]

Illinois Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Remains Elevated

🕔May 13, 2019Persistent humid weather and rains over the last 14 days has significantly elevated the risk of Fusarium head blight (FHB)in the south central portion of Illinois.  Symptoms of FHB will start to […]

Anhydrous Ammonia: Farmer Training Isn’t a Bad Idea – DTN

🕔May 9, 2019A recent incident in suburban Chicago involving an anhydrous ammonia leak that injured several people, including first responders, underscores the dangers the nitrogen fertilizer can present in both transportation and […]

Illinois: Dicamba – June 30 Cut-Off Date Supported Despite Weather Delays – DTN

🕔May 9, 2019The Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association has issued a statement on dicamba stewardship supporting June 30 as a cutoff date for application in that state.

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions

🕔May 8, 2019Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed. History suggests the odds have also increased for lower corn yields in 2019 than in 2018, and soybean yields likely will […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Management Considerations When Planting Is Delayed

🕔May 7, 2019With only 9% of the Illinois corn crop planted by April 28 and with 3 to 5 inches of rain this past week in the northern half of the state, […]

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