• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s farm news roundup, we highlight recent crop condition reports and examine how the latest WASDE report could affect the value of soybeans. Also: Illinois farmers’…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    A busy week for farm and rural news is topped by the Illinois legislature’s passing of the state’s first full budget in over two years. How does it affect ag programs? Also, there…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    While Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue celebrated the arrival of U.S. beef in China after a 14-year embargo, the building of new livestock barns in Illinois continued at a fevered pace. Other…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    It was a particularly “beefy” news week for farmers and rural dwellers, with trade deals announced with China and suspended with Brazil, beef was prominent on ag talk shows and…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s rural and farm news roundup, we have details of the biggest purchase in John Deere and Company’s 180-year history, and how that deal puts them in position to take…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The nation’s eyes turned briefly on the needs of agriculture — as it relates to trade — when the president stumped for inland waterways infrastructure repairs funding as part…

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