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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that agricultural producers can now enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2024 crop year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is gathering information about crop production practices from producers across Illinois, as part of the 2023 Agricultural Resource Management Survey.
Russia followed its withdrawal from a grain export deal by expanding its attacks from port infrastructure to farm storage buildings in Ukraine’s Odesa region, while also practicing a Black Sea blockade.
The rain in the past few days has really helped all plants and crops here in northern Illinois. June was very dry. Hopefully, the July rains will be enough to get the crops growing again.
Journalism, like baseball, aging and bridesmaids, is often about the numbers. Sometimes big numbers are good, other times small numbers are better. Either way, numbers usually define our work, our families and our lives in more ways than we care to count.
The hops grown on the Emancipation Brewing Co. grounds were harvested a few weeks ago and headed toward cans or kegs. “We harvested enough to brew a couple of things that we always like to brew, but there were no extra hops this year,” said Lincoln Slagel.
Indiana farmer Josh Miller was elected chairman of the U.S. Grains Council’s Board of Directors. Miller is a fifth-generation farmer from Madison County. He grows 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans, primarily as a 100% no-till row crop operation.
Lincoln Slagel enjoys doing research and when his college roommate introduced him to craft beer, he looked deeper into it.
Riggs Beer Company and the Small Grains Improvement Program at the University of Illinois are teaming up from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 21 for their first Field Festival.
The Iffts planted their first cover crop 10 years ago on 50 acres, continued to increase acres year-over-year and have seen the benefits of this practice.
His journey started on a farm in rural western Illinois. Seven decades later, he has traveled to various foreign countries, has been in the room at some of the most momentous times in agriculture and has seen some of the best and most difficult years in U.S. agriculture.
Ukraine and Russia are both major players in the grain export arena, and questions continue regarding production, supplies and prices.
There’s a good reason your grandpa’s hog barn wasn’t built close to the homestead, or why a line of evergreen trees was planted on the border of the family farm.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the process of issuing $1.8 billion in payments to agricultural producers who enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2020 crop year.
A harvester rumbles through the fields in the early morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. The cows won’t get their salad next year, at least not from this farm. There won’t be enough water to plant the corn crop.