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Farmers start to make late planting adjustments

A soybean and small grains agronomist says the number one factor in loss of soybean yield is late planting date. Ohio State University’s Laura Lindsey says about 12 percent of the state’s soybeans still need to be planted. “As we enter, into more mid June,... Read More.

Productive late winter for Illinois farmers

A central Illinois farmer says it’s been a productive late winter. Malcolm Head, who farms and sells seed with his family in Macon County, says they’ve accomplished a lot already… “We worked some ground down to sew alfalfa, and I’ll tell you it worked really... Read More.

Lobbyist expecting farm bill release in late spring

An ag lobbyist says lawmakers in Washington D.C. will take a closer look at the new farm bill once the appropriations process has been completed at the end of March. Randy Russell with the Russell Group tells Brownfield “I think the House will put... Read More.

Late February warmup good for fieldwork

This last week of February has seen temperatures jump across the Midwest.  Central Illinois farmer Ken Franklin grows corn and soybeans with his family in Christian County.  He tells Brownfield they’ve utilized the nice days… “Record-breaking in some spots,” he says.  “Ground was dry, so... Read More.