The head of the Champaign County Farm Bureau said the heat wave that East Central Illinois has experienced lately will help speed up the maturity process for corn and soybeans.
URBANA — Typical prices paid for farmland were down 2 percent to 4.1 percent during the first half of this year, according to a mid-year survey by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
CHAMPAIGN — Corn yield estimates across Champaign County are uniformly good, with this year's average estimate topping the all-time record by 14 percent, scouts for Premier Cooperative said.
BEMENT — Expectations of a record corn crop gained support from scouting reports in the Piatt County area this week, with many locations estimating yields of well over 200 bushels per acre.
Crop sciences prof predicts yields that are double what some saw in 2013
URBANA — Some Illinois farmers will see yields topping 300 — even 400 — bushels of corn an acre this year, a University of Illinois crop sciences professor said.
URBANA — Visitors to this year's University of Illinois Agronomy Day can hear about crop research ranging from expanded uses for tallgrasses to factors that lead to ultrahigh yields on corn and soybeans.
Tuesday, Aug. 12
'Starting Your Business' seminar. 6 to 8 p.m., Illinois Small Business Development Center at Danville Area Community College, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Steps and requirements of starting a small business. Cost $10. Register at dacc.edu/sbdc or call 442-7232.
Wednesday, Aug. 13
The head of the Champaign County Farm Bureau said Russia's move to ban most food imports from the west will most likely have an impact on commodity prices for farmers.
The ban is in retaliation for sanctions the United States and European nations have imposed over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
CHAMPAIGN — Some area farmers are alarmed that proposed revisions of the Clean Water Act could impinge on their operations.
About 50 people turned out Tuesday at the Champaign County Farm Bureau auditorium to hear what the revisions, if adopted, could mean for them.
UI researchers seek to solve 'sudden-death syndrome' in soybeans
URBANA — Researchers at the University of Illinois are trying to develop resistance in soybeans to "sudden-death syndrome," a disease that causes damage and yield loss in crops.