After drift from the herbicide dicamba harmed millions of acres of soybeans in 2017, environmental groups are worried that it could damage sensitive ecological areas.
Farm & Ag
Dozens of pesticide applicators gathered on Feb. 7 at a hotel conference room in Champaign for an hour-long training now required to use three products that contain formulations of the weed killer dicamba.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has agreed that Mexico is free from a disease known as classical swine fever, which means all states in Mexico can now export pork products to the U.S.
Federal court data show that a Wisconsin district had the highest amount of farm bankruptcies in the country last year.
Farmers across the United States, including those in Illinois, are having to face the reality of higher crop yields but lower prices on those crops.
Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early.
In hopes of better tenant relations, the University of Illinois will no longer put the rights to farm part of its thousands of acres of farmland up for auction every few years.
Numbers from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection show the state lost 500 dairy farms last year, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.