R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

Despite indications to the contrary, the USDA is predicting another bin-busting harvest for Illinois; we have details. In other farm and rural news, the export-centric annual Illinois…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s farm and rural news roundup has info and reaction to the latest farmland cash rent estimates, just issued by USDA, along with university interpretation of the latest USDA…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week we have news for farmers and rural dwellers impacting corn prices, crop development, harvest weather conditions, and more. Please read on … Economist questions USDA…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s farm news roundup offers updates on corn and soybean yield estimates for Illinois and perspective on U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent visit with farmers in Chenoa….

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week: renewable fuel proponents just won a court victory, of sorts, and we have perspective on the decision from Illinois Corn leadership to pass along. Also, farmer-members have…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week: We have several reports from last week’s 64th Farm Progress Show in Decatur to share, including news about farmers’ efforts to reduce field chemical runoff, the WOTUS…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s rural and farm news roundup examines the growing number of dicamba-related crop damage complaints lodged by farmers in Illinois and across the nation. We also have highlights…

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    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s farm news roundup, Illinois corn farmers are celebrating an important court decision impacting ethanol production, while urging the EPA to increase the amount of renewable…