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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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Big Corn & Soybean Report Due Friday

USDA reports soybeans have a pretty good chance this year — if it ever rains.

08/07/2012

Delbert Craig, center, and his wife Margie, rear, listen as Karis Gutter, right, of the United States Department of Agriculture speaks before a tour of a Craig's drought-stricken farm on July 26, 2012 in Goreville, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Than Half Of All US Counties Considered Disaster Areas Due To Drought

Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government’s list of natural disaster areas as the nation’s agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat.

08/02/2012

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

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

Field corn plants with wilted and dying leaves stand in a dry field in Idaville, Indiana, U.S., on Friday, July 6, 2012. Corn and soybean inventories before the 2013 harvests also will be smaller than the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated last month because drought is reducing this year’s harvest, according to the average of estimates in the survey. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Drought Will Push Up Food Prices

Food prices will be impacted. Dairy, meat and poultry, all dependent on corn for feeding animals

07/10/2012

File photo (KMOX/Bill Reker)

Illinois Farmers Watching the Sky for Rain

Much of the corn crop could be past the point of no return, says Mark Schleusener with the USDA..

07/03/2012

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Summer Food Program Kick Off in St. Louis

There are some children in the St. Louis area that their only nutritious meal of the day comes at school, but what happens when school is out.

06/11/2012

Lack of Rain Impacting Crops

Despite the lack of rain, Southern Illinois’ corn is the tallest in the state.

06/05/2012

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TIAM Saturday: Susan Hoffman, Sharon Lucik

Guests for this Saturday include Susan Hoffman of UMSL and the USDA’s Susan Lucik.

05/26/2012

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