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…

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    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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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    We top this week’s news roundup with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s full statement regarding President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the multi-nation Paris climate accord….

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s farm and rural news corral, we have info on a recent nutrient strategy field day that was well attended by Illinois farmers interested in reducing their field nutrient…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The meteorological events of the past few weeks have served as a reminder that while political shiftings and legislation affecting agriculture comes and goes with election cycles, the…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    Prices negative as June Dairy Month arrives PEORIA — June Dairy Month 2017 arrives for milk producers at a time when consumers are paying historically low prices for their products…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s roundup of news for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, we focus on the slow recovery from abysmal field conditions across the state hampering planting progress with…