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Monsanto Invites Neil Young to Visit St. Louis Headquarters

Monsanto 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.

07/24/2015

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2015 Rain, Floods Waterlog Illinois Farms

The conditions are rated “good to excellent” for only 55 percent of the corn and 47 percent of the soybeans.

07/21/2015

Courtesy of Illinois Corn Growers

Local Farmers Suffering From Rainy Weather Pattern

Ill., farmer says,”This is the worst weather you could have for the wheat crop.”

06/18/2015

Soybean sprouts. (AFP/Getty/Evaristo Sa)

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

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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

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