Category Archives: Agribusiness

GOP counts votes as Farm Bill awaits

GOP counts votes as Farm Bill awaits

A vote on the Farm Bill could come in the U.S. House this week as Republicans scramble to get enough vote on the measure that would call for tighter controls for those who receive welfare benefits.MORE

Soybeans giving corn run for money on Illinois farms

Soybeans giving corn run for money on Illinois farms

At one time, corn was king. American farmers are now planting just as much soybeans as corn, and Illinois ranks as the top soybean-producing state in the country in four of the last five years, with Iowa as the state’s chief rival.MORE

Planting efforts slow to start in Illinois due to cold

Planting efforts slow to start in Illinois due to cold

Nothing might be a slight over exaggeration when describing how much spring planting farmers have accomplished this year. But little has been done so far when it comes to corn planting, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. MORE

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