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Farmers face deadline to choose ACRE as revenue-protection plan
Crop producers have until June 3 to decide whether they will participate in the Average Crop Revenue Election plan or continue with the regular Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program.
Conservation program applications due by end of May
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year.
Growers may qualify for a prevented planting payment
Heavy rainfall, floods and cool temperatures have slowed planting across the Midwest this spring.
For crop insurance, the final planting date for corn in most of Illinois is June 5, according to Brian Frieden, director of the Springfield regional office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency.
Project is examining biomass farm viability
A unique large-scale and diverse research farm has literally returned to its roots.
The Prairie Farm project, located on a square-mile section south of Brookings, S.D., is demonstrating how smaller farms can make a sustained and earned living from products produced on restored grassland while protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
Steady progress seen in advanced biofuel sector
While advanced biofuel production expansion seems to be moving along at a snail’s pace, there are positive signs of progress.
Bamboo-like grass studied for use in buffer strips
Farmers in southern Illinois could someday be growing cane in their fields, but not as a cash crop.
Researchers at Southern Illinois University have for several years been experimenting with cane for use in riparian buffers to filter runoff from farm fields.
From pixels to people, InfoAg Conference has it covered
The InfoAg Conference, fittingly touted as the premier event in precision agriculture for producers, consultants and the crop production industry, will be held July 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield.
Seminar to help farmers with estate and succession planning
The University of Illinois Tax School is offering a one-day seminar on estate and succession planning on Monday, June 24, at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.
Transportation upgrades vital for production goals
The efficient movement of agricultural products from farm to fork hinges on a solid infrastructure. However, the ability to feed the growing multitudes is jeopardized by a transportation system that recently received a D-plus grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers Infrastructure Report Card.
Bill promotes partnerships for lock, dam upgrades
Major upgrades to the antiquated water transportation system in the Midwest have been on hold for years. Now, a new effort is taking hold through the formation of public-private partnerships.
Applications for veterinary student scholarships now accepted
Study: Sugar diet may have impact on honeybee health
Program tracks soil nitrate levels in Illinois cornfields
Nitrogen key to uptake of other corn nutrients, study shows
Maximize the yield potential of late-planted corn hybrids
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