DECATUR, Ill. — Crop insurance was by far the biggest concern of farmers and others attending a farm bill listening session at Richland Community College Aug. 30.
SAVOY, Ill. — While much of the research presented at the annual University of Illinois Agronomy Day is of practical use, information about broom corn was mostly for curiosity — unless the crop does return here commercially someday.
We, the undersigned organizations, write in support of Dr. Sam Clovis to be the USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. We encourage swift action by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to confirm his nomination.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Farmers have a lot of questions about water quality. Researchers at Southern Illinois University are hoping to provide some answers.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are taking the basics of photosynthesis miles farther in Urbana-Champaign test plots and greenhouses — intervening in the process, through which plants use sunlight to produce energy, to create higher yields.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Some Illinois soybean growers are facing late-season threats that require on-time treatment.
MILLSTADT, Ill. — At least one beekeeper believes the publicity about problems with honeybee populations is a good thing.
The proposed revisions to USDA biotechnology regulations, published at the end of the previous administration, … send clear, positive signals about the need to foster innovation by ensuring such regulatory oversight is proportional to actual risk — a message we strongly support. …
Is Extension still relevant? George Czapar thinks so.
SIMPSON, Ill. — Funding cuts that led to the shuttering of the agronomy portion of the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center haven’t dramatically affected beef research here. At least not yet.
ST. LOUIS — J.C. Cahill tries to think like a plant. Although plants don’t think. At least, he doesn’t think they do.
Beneath the soil in soybean fields across the Midwest, researchers are monitoring a microscopic yield-robbing pest that is slowly but surely becoming resistant to the most common form of defense for soybean farmers.
HAVANA, Cuba — Biotechnology is not a dirty word in Cuba.
Bayer and Monsanto officials announced Sept. 14 a merger agreement had been reached between their boards, with Bayer acquiring Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction.
DOWNS — Steve Pitstick, a Dekalb County farmer, goes to a number of field days and precision farming events, and he said sometimes he is disappointed when there is nothing new in the way of technology or ideas he can use.
Editor’s note: IFT Field Editor Phyllis Coulter attended the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Congress July 11-17 in Germany. This is one of a series of stories on German agriculture.
Nine years of dedicated research, funded by the U.S. BioEnergy Institute in California, has helped develop a new non-toxic ethanol production process.
As part of President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba to further normalization of relations, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 22 several measures that will foster further collaboration between the U.S. and Cuban agriculture sectors.
Shelby Henning felt he was really going somewhere when he came to St. Charles a couple of years ago as a university researcher. Instead, he’s going home.
University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager wasn’t being rude in a recent interview. He was just abiding by the rules.