In Illinois there are no laws regulating application of fertilizers on cropland. Farmers would like to keep it that way.
As is often the case, the days leading up to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report were ones of speculation and waiting for the grain market.
The USDA’s latest Cold Storage report contained few surprises and further bolstered nearby beef prices.
Cargill Inc.’s efforts to supply food companies with non-genetically modified ingredients have come under attack from the other side of its business: farmers.
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co.’s success at converting smart ideas in the laboratory into products used by farmers across the world was nearly their undoing when European Union regulators started poking around their proposed multibillion-dollar merger.
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. won European Union approval for a $77 billion merger, overcoming regulators’ concerns with hefty concessions, including the sale of large parts of DuPont’s global pesticide business.
Syngenta AG Chief Executive Officer Erik Fyrwald sees the imminent $43 billion Chinese takeover of the Swiss company as a timely moment to gain a powerful benefactor just as a host of antitrust reviews triggers an abundance of acquisition opportunities.
CALEDONIA, Ill. — David and Susan Cleverdon started their organic farm while living in a camping trailer. As the business grew, they moved into the attic of a restored granary, and now live in a spacious home that started as an 1840s log cabin.
FAYETTE, Mo. — Six years ago, Jamie and Derek Bryant moved from St. Louis to the rolling hills of rural Howard County, to the family farm that has been in Derek’s family since the early 1800s.
BELVIDERE, Ill. — Tom Guirl lived in an unconventional “tiny house” in northern Illinois long before the idea became trendy.