R.F.D. News & Views, August 13, 2008

For Central Illinois Farmers & Rural Dwellers  IFCA: Ag Depends on Ammonia Rail Delivery  BLOOMINGTON – When a contingent of agricultural chemical and fertilizer retailers and their respective associations recently testified in front of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in…

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Weekly Outlook: Crop Production

URBANA – Next week’s release of the USDA’s August Crop Production report will provide an important benchmark for assessing 2008 corn and soybean production, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist. “Given the unusual level of uncertainty surrounding production…

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Illinois Grain Insurance Fund

URBANA – By following a list of “good practices,” Illinois farmers can maximize their protection under the Illinois Grain Code, according to a new University of Illinois Extension report. The report, “Illinois Grain Insurance Fund: Protecting Farmers if an Elevator…

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