Stories about the weather in northern Illinois
South American farmers have the opportunity for double or triple cropping since they can plant crops all year.
The Argentinean soybean crop is suffering due to drought conditions. Indiana Soybean Alliance board members and staff saw the damage up close during a recent trip to the country.
Agricultural economic conditions across the Corn Belt remain stable and generally favorable, according to the Federal Reserve survey respondents.
U.S. consumers continue to consume more and more cheese each year. “The most substantial growth is American cheese,” said Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin.
Agriculture continues to make headlines. Here is some of the latest farm industry news.
Wouldn’t you know after all these years of January lambing we switch to an April drop and we enjoy the mildest January, so far, I can remember. Not complaining, though, since it is nice chore weather, especially when ground turns to winter’s concrete.
This year’s meetings start Jan. 26-27 with the Driftless Region Beef Conference and then Feb. 2-4 with the Grassworks Grazing Conference at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin.
With the onset of winter temperatures around the country, cattle producers are busy ensuring their herds are well cared for.
The 23rd annual First State Bank Ag Conference, a special forum for area farmers, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Mendota Civic Center.
The U.S. economy still has considerable momentum and is not currently on the verge of recession. However, economists have never been more pessimistic and there are very legitimate reasons for concern.
The winter enveloped us for a bit in December, but we were prepared and worked through without major problems. The worst for me actually occurred inside when my steam boiler busted the sight glass and filled the house with steam.
It’s hard to beat straight heating oil when it’s minus 8 and the wind is blowing, especially when six or eight diesel engines must start to get the cattle fed.
As I hinted at last month, this time of year things can get wet and stay wet for a long period of time. That has proven to be the case and no surprise we are dealing with muddy conditions now.
As 2023 searches for a toehold, both the commodities and securities markets continue on the paths plowed for them by last year’s larger-than-expected inflation, Russia’s brutal war, a likely surge in the global pandemic and a growing power vacuum in American politics.
Root, stalk and foliar diseases, as well as stressful environmental conditions, are among the constant threats to yield potential — and going “cleaner and greener” can provide the protection needed.