• R.F.D NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D NEWS & VIEWS

    Illinois has been spared the damage, grief and expense associated with the four major hurricanes that have touched the U.S. mainland in the past two months, but that doesn’t mean…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The 2017 Illinois corn harvest is underway, though lagging behind historic averages. What are the reasons? Also this week, details on a University of Illinois report on harvest considerations…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    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…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    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…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s column we have highlights from Illinois Pork’s recent legislative trip to Washington D.C., straight from the association’s president. Also: Important changes are…

  • 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…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    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…