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Illinois: Soybean King

State is nation’s largest producer of the crop, says Governor Quinn.

01/12/2014

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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

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

Farmers Harvest What’s Left

USDA crop statistician Brad Schwab says the damage to the corn was done weeks ago, and even now soybeans probably won’t benefit from rain.

08/28/2012

Farming 1, Getty Images

Crop Losses In The Billions of Dollars

Steve Worthington, who oversees crop claims for Country Financial in Bloomington, predicts crop damage nationally this summer will top the $40 billion.

07/31/2012

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Tough Year for Illinois Farmers

Brad Schwab, with the Illinois field office of the USDA says the results are, as you can expect, terrible.

07/31/2012

Farming Corn, Getty Images, photo by Bruce Leighty

Facebook Tracking Drought in Missouri

The University of Missouri Extension is encouraging people and groups to post on a Facebook page devoted to the drought.

07/16/2012

File photo (KMOX/Bill Reker)

Illinois to Provide Help to Drought Stricken Farmers

It’s the sixth driest year on record in Illinois and much of the state’s corn and soybean crop is suffering.

07/16/2012

Getty/Willard Clay

Illinois Farmers Past The Point of No Return

Central Illinois crop insurance agent Rustin Godfrey says he’s been on the phone almost constantly with clients.

07/12/2012

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