September 21, 2023

The top-selling vehicle in America will get a bit of a facelift next year, one of just a few new or updated vehicles that will be shown off at Detroit’s big auto show.

About 13,000 U.S. autoworkers stopped making vehicles and went on strike Sept. 15 after their leaders couldn’t bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit’s three automakers are willing to pay.

Visitors to the Midwest Ag Industries Expo were able to see the third-year evolution of See & Spray technology. The John Deere exhibit featured the the next edition in the See & Spray lineup.

The annual yield survey by First Mid Ag Services estimates McLean County corn to average 223.69 bushels per acre. The yield estimate is based on 1,620 samples from 162 locations.

Agronomists covering a broad area of the Corn Belt gave their insights on crop conditions, nitrogen applications and other topics recently at Beck’s Central Illinois Field Show.

Tar spot was an unknown corn disease in the “I” states less than a decade ago, but no longer. A severely infected field can reach yield losses upwards of 60 bushels per acre.

The demand for trucks is strong. But the supply? “You won’t see a stock truck on our lot. Everything has been sold before it gets here,” said Kyle Zwicker, truck sales representative at CIT Trucks.