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."
Here Come the Stink BugsMissouri has become the latest state to be hit by the brown marmorated stink bug, which when threatened, lets off an odor that many describe as skunk-like.
Ill. Dept. of Agriculture Hosts Crop SeminarsSeminars to help farmers learn about crop conservation.
Missouri On The Hunt For Wild HogsWild pigs damage crops, pollute water.
Drought Could Make Corn Dangerous, Even Deadly, For LivestockNitrate buildup can be lethal to farm animals.
Woe And Opportunity: Tales From Historic Drought The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories:
Ongoing Drought's Impact Will Soon Be Reflected On Grocery ShelvesAs more crops succumb to heat, remaining supply will get more expensive.
Drought Potentially Impacts Food And Gas PricesThe impact of the drought is being felt right now by corn farmers, but the impact on your wallet is coming.
Disaster Assistance Still Available in Southern Illinois
MU Estimates Crop Loss at $85M from Blown LeveeThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew up the Birds Point levee last month to reduce the flooding threat to Cairo, Ill.