Monsanto Invites Neil Young to Visit St. Louis HeadquartersMonsanto is firing back at rocker Neil Young over his mini-documentary that criticizes the St. Louis company for suing a farmer over his use of the company's Roundup Ready soybeans.
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."
Illinois: Soybean KingState is nation's largest producer of the crop, says Governor Quinn.
Wet Fields Continue to Hurt Midwest Corn CropsAt this time last year, 88 percent of Illinois' corn crop was in the ground. This year, just seven percent is.
Rain Is A Bittersweet Victory For Illinois FarmersThe harvest advanced from 80 to 87 percent, as farmers switched to soybeans or were kept out of the fields by rain.
Southern Illinois Drought Finally Starts To EaseStatewide, 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.
Farmers Harvest What's LeftUSDA crop statistician Brad Schwab says the damage to the corn was done weeks ago, and even now soybeans probably won’t benefit from rain.
Crop Losses In The Billions of DollarsSteve Worthington, who oversees crop claims for Country Financial in Bloomington, predicts crop damage nationally this summer will top the $40 billion.
Tough Year for Illinois FarmersBrad Schwab, with the Illinois field office of the USDA says the results are, as you can expect, terrible.
Facebook Tracking Drought in MissouriThe University of Missouri Extension is encouraging people and groups to post on a Facebook page devoted to the drought.
Illinois to Provide Help to Drought Stricken FarmersIt's the sixth driest year on record in Illinois and much of the state's corn and soybean crop is suffering.