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Corn and Soybean Rally Needs Some Help

Corn and soybean prices slumped in December. A month’s end, March corn futures settled at $2.135 and January soybean futures settled at $5.3775 per bushel. During the first week of January, March corn futures rallied nearly $.09 and January soybean…

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Hope Shines From Hog Report

The December hog inventory report from USDA suggests that the huge, price depressing slaughter rates will soon begin to let up. This is welcome news for hog producers suffering the worst financial period since the great depression of the 1930s.…

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New Blog

New blog post for livestock production

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Weather and the 2020 Illinois Corn and Soybean Crops

What a difference July rainfall makes. The U.S. Drought Map based on data through July 28 showed that only six…

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A Statement from the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the mailing of unsolicited seeds

“We are currently working with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to address reports of unsolicited shipments of…

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post on fungicides for hail damaged crops

That was one heck of a storm yesterday.  Many fields throughout East central Illinois were severely affected by nickel sized…

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Hoping for rain: crops at mid-season 2020

While the record will show that planting progress for both corn and soybean crops in Illinois was close to normal…

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