USDA: Soybean, Corn Harvests Well Underway in IllinoisThe corn and soybean harvests are well underway in Illinois with federal agriculture officials saying farmers are making "rapid progress."
2015 Rain, Floods Waterlog Illinois FarmsThe conditions are rated “good to excellent” for only 55 percent of the corn and 47 percent of the soybeans.
Local Farmers Suffering From Rainy Weather PatternIll., farmer says,"This is the worst weather you could have for the wheat crop."
Propane Price for Upcoming Winter So Far, So GoodThe corn crop could leave you paying more to heat your home this winter, but the key word is "could."
Corn Planting Behind ScheduleSoggy and/or cold soil is to blame in nation's midsection
Missouri Corn and Soybean Production Up in 2013Figures 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.
Government Might Deregulate Corn, Soybean SeedsFederal officials are proposing lifting restrictions on the use of some genetically modified seeds.
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"
Study: Ethanol Harms Environment More Than It HelpsThe Associated Press found ethanol production results in less land conservation and more farm fertilizer runoff.
Missouri Lawmakers Block Rule Allowing E15 GasolineMissouri lawmakers blocked a proposal Wednesday that could have allowed greater amounts of ethanol to be blended into the gasoline sold for most vehicles.
High Temps, Low Moisture Taking Toll on Mo. CropsThe 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.
Rain Keeps Mo. Farmers Out of FieldsThe 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.