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Changes to Dicamba-Containing Products Used in Soybean

On February 6, 2024, a federal court in Arizona vacated the labels of three dicamba-containing products used for in-crop broadleaf weed control in dicamba-resistant soybean varieties. The court ruled that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Federal Fungicide, Insecticide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) when the agency relabeled these products following the previous label vacatur issued by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2020. It is important to clarify this recent court ruling and label vacatur affects only three products: XtendiMax (Bayer CropScience),…

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March 5 All Day Ag Outlook & Crop Insurance Decisions

The annual All Day Ag Outlook is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana. Registration cost is $40 per person including the morning Beef House cinnamon roll, coffee, and lunch. This year’s lineup includes presentations from Nutrien Ag Solutions Eric Snodgrass on the coming U.S. growing season and a first-hand look at SAF or Sustainable Aviation Fuel with the director of the University of Illinois Center for Sustainable Aviation Phil Ansell.…

March 5 All Day Ag Outlook Registration Open

The annual All Day Ag Outlook is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana. Registration cost is $40 per person including the morning Beef House cinnamon roll, coffee, and lunch. This year’s lineup includes presentations from Nutrien Ag Solutions Eric Snodgrass on the coming U.S. growing season and a first-hand look at SAF or Sustainable Aviation Fuel with the director of the University of Illinois Center for Sustainable Aviation Phil Ansell.…

Weekly Climate Review & Weather Forecast

We had another mostly cold week, but with a warming trend at least. Temperatures this week ranged from the low teens in northern Illinois to the high 20s in southern Illinois, between 3 and 8 degrees below normal. January to date has been 1 to 6 degrees below normal. Some of the more intense low temperatures recorded over the past week include -21 degrees in Altona and -19 in Moline.
This past week was another fairly wet one across most of the state.…

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