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What Happened in 2017 With Dicamba? Expectations for 2018.
12/19/2017

In 2017, the Xtend soybean technology was completely launched in the United States.

Corn Use for Ethanol Update
12/13/2017

Ethanol production for the week ending Dec.1 set a new ethanol production record with an average of 1.108 million barrels per day.

New Study Identifies Genetic Basis for Western Corn Rootworm Resistance in Maize
12/12/2017

In a new study, University of Illinois researchers uncover the genetic basis of resistance to western corn rootworm, paving the way for development of non-GM corn hybrids that can withstand the worm.

Handy Bt Trait Table for U.S. Corn Production Updated for 2018
12/12/2017

Corn growers can use the 2018 BT Trait Table to keep track of Bt corn traits, efficacy and refuge requirements.

Wheat Varieties Tested for Susceptibility to Pre-harvest Sprouting
12/11/2017

Wheat grain quality at harvest can have a huge impact on the price you receive for your grain. Now you can find out how your varieties rate for pre-harvest sprouting.

Recent News

The Case for Looking at the ARC-IC (ARC-Individual) Program Option
10/30/2019

ARC-IC (Agriculture Risk Coverage – Individual) has received less attention than ARC-CO (ARC – County) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage).  ARC-IC is operationally more complex, thus harder to explain and understand.  It pays on only 65% of program base acres while ARC-CO and PLC pay on 85% of base acres.  Nevertheless, ARC-IC is worth considering […]

U.S., China Phase One Trade Deal Progresses, as China Purchases Some U.S. Soybeans
10/28/2019

Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Tatiana Freitas reported last week that, “China is clearing the way for more purchases of American soybeans in an apparent boon for U.S. farmers. There’s just one thing getting in the way — cheap Brazilian supplies. “As Beijing and Washington edge closer to an initial trade resolution, the Asian nation is said to have granted tariff waivers on […]

Soil Temperatures and Fall Ammonia Application
10/28/2019

According to NASS, Illinois producers harvested 36 percent of the corn crop and 52 percent of the soybean crop by October 20. That’s still behind the average pace of harvest, but harvest continues in many areas this week, and as it progresses, fields in many areas are becoming available for fall field work to begin. […]

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