• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    We bring you a very pork-centric roundup of ag news this week, with reports from the Illinois Pork Expo in Springfield and the month’s-end agricultural price report. In addition,…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s roundup of news for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, we will spotlight the recent Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association Convention and yearly meeting, along…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    New U.S. President Donald Trump finally got around to nominating an Agriculture Secretary last week. Who is he? Also in the news: The University of Illinois has a new commodity market…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    It’s official: after months of speculation, Illinois has reclaimed the title of Soybean Capitol of the World with the announcement of the final 2016 crop production numbers. Oh, and…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week we have reaction to the closing of the Peoria Stock Yards from one of the state’s foremost livestock consultants, along with a farm bill commodity programs update, a look…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In our last column of 2016, we highlight University of Illinois farm economist Darrel Good’s final projection for 2017 crop and livestock prices, issued Dec. 28, and the USDA’s…

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