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Farm Credit donations benefit young people, agriculture
Education, life-changing experiences and new technology comprises only part of the benefits gained from 1st Farm Credit Service (FCS) donor-advised fund.
Corn planting 70% finished around Springfield-Jacksonville
John Allen with Brandt Fertilizer in Springfield says many farmers in his area and to the west of Springfield are nearly completed with corn planting.
CME Group establishes new variable limits for grains
The new variable price limits go into effect May 1. Soybean limit expands to $1.00/bushel, but corn limits will be reduced to 35 cents/bushel; wheat down to 45 cents/bushel.
USDA announces mandatory PEDV reporting rules
In addition to mandatory reporting of outbreaks, USDA will require tracking movement of pigs, vehicles, and other equipment leaving affected facilities.
Wheat conditions remain good; crop tour to be held May 28
Unseasonably cold temperatures and isolated snow showers the first half of this week had little to no impact on winter wheat in Illinois. We have comments from Madison County farmer Kyle Brase.
RFD Radio visits with Illinois Beef Association
RFD Radio's Rita Frazer stopped by the Illinois Beef Association this week to discuss matters with IBA Executive VP Reid Blossom.
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