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Corn Crop

Illinois Corn Crop Struggles Between Drought And Flood

“Corn planting remains stalled at 1 percent complete. That compares to 56 percent one year ago, when we had that wonderful early spring,” the USDA says.

04/23/2013

Farming Corn, Getty Images, photo by Bruce Leighty

Monsanto Suit To Be Heard By Supreme Court Today

Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he used in a conference call with reporters.

02/19/2013

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USDA: Illinois Drops To No. 4 in Corn Production

Iowa still solidly led the pack with 1.87 billion bushels, followed by Minnesota’s 1.37 billion and Nebraska’s 1.29 billion.

01/11/2013

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Gridiron Grub: Get The Party Poppin’ With Corn

You can do so much more than a cold vegetable tray with ranch dressing to fill out the menu for a tailgate party. Football season marks the tail end of fresh corn season, so get this on your menu soon.

11/23/2012

Corn farmer Mike Campbell of Edwardsville shows how high it should be in August

Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois Farmers

The harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.

10/16/2012

Withered corn during a drought

Southern Illinois Drought Finally Starts To Ease

Statewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.

10/02/2012

Illinois Drought 1, Getty Images

Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most of U.S.

The U.S. Drought Monitor’s new map shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought as of Tuesday.

09/27/2012

File photo of a cow. (credit: Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Cows Being Fed Cookies, Gummy Worms Due To Drought

Cows are developing quite a sweet tooth thanks to an unprecedented drought that has rocked cattle ranchers in the Midwest.

09/24/2012

ethanol

Drought Forces Debate on Ethanol

Some have suggested that ethanol production be temporarily halted to ensure enough feed for livestock.

08/17/2012

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Drought Could Make Corn Dangerous, Even Deadly, For Livestock

Nitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.

08/16/2012

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