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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ candidates for governor and U.S. Senate are expected to outline their views on agricultural issues at a forum later in the day.
Farmers are keeping a close eye on their soybean crops after the discovery of “sudden death syndrome” was affecting crops around central Illinois.
As we approach mid-August, farmers concern for their crops is turning away from a need for rain, and towards the need for growing degree units. Agronomist Lance Tarchionne says plenty of warm sunshine should finish off what figures to be a great yield for corn and soybeans.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year’s corn harvest to 14 billion bushels.
STOCKLAND, Ill. (AP) — Small bridges across the soybean-growing Midwest can’t handle fully loaded farm trucks.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation’s corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions.
Farmers in Knox County can take pride in their crops this season.
A round of scattered, strong thunderstorms earlier this week resulted in considerable hail damage to crops in some parts of Western Illinois.