Corn

Mature corn (Zea mays) in Illinois fields stretch to the horizon on both sides of a rural, dirt road. Illinois is the country's second largest grower of corn, trailing only Iowa in total production. (Getty Images Bruce Leighty)

Propane Price for Upcoming Winter So Far, So Good

The corn crop could leave you paying more to heat your home this winter, but the key word is “could.”

10/08/2014

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Corn Planting Behind Schedule

Soggy and/or cold soil is to blame in nation’s midsection

04/15/2014

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Missouri Corn and Soybean Production Up in 2013

Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show Missouri farmers produced an estimated 435 million bushels of corn last year, up 76 percent from 2012.

01/13/2014

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds. (Getty Images)

Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean Seeds

Federal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.

01/04/2014

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Mo. Corn Growers Association Criticizes Ethanol Change

“Ehen a government agency answers basically what Big Oil wants and how much they want to blend, that’s a concern”

11/15/2013

File photo of a tractor. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Study: Ethanol Harms Environment More Than It Helps

The Associated Press found ethanol production results in less land conservation and more farm fertilizer runoff.

11/13/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Block Rule Allowing E15 Gasoline

Missouri lawmakers blocked a proposal Wednesday that could have allowed greater amounts of ethanol to be blended into the gasoline sold for most vehicles.

10/09/2013

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High Temps, Low Moisture Taking Toll on Mo. Crops

The weekly report says just 1 percent of the corn crop has been harvested, compared with 42 percent at the same time last year and a five-year average of 13 percent.

09/04/2013

Photo: Getty/Tim Boyle

Rain Keeps Mo. Farmers Out of Fields

The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says there were 1.4 days suitable for fieldwork, though farmers in the northern and central parts of the state had less than half a day.

06/04/2013

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Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn Crops

At this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois’ corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.

05/09/2013

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