Corn, soybean harvest running at near-average pace, according to USDA NASS Crop Progress report.
If the stocks to use ratio climbs above 10% for corn, it could weigh on prices moving forward.
Drought, record heat hit the nation's source of cover crop seed and Illinois is feeling the impact.
Majority of soybeans (63%) were turning color and 51% of corn was mature statewide as of Sept. 13.
NASS reports 30% of corn reached maturity and 22% of soybeans were turning color in Illinois.
U of I research shows higher corn yields with band applications of fertilizer compared to broadcast.
Leaders of state ag departments support reform of ag worker visa programs and hemp designations.
University of Illinois farmdoc specialist offer questions to ask before selling carbon credits.
Most Illinois ag teacher openings were filled when school started, but new programs grow demand.
IFB's support will benefit 18 schools.
Illinois Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting will return to the Palmer House and includes virtual options.
McLean County's Rader Family Farms provides education along with pumpkins and fall family fun.
Several changes to USDA's whole-farm revenue plan is making it more flexible and accessible.