A group of business people and political leaders have released a project called Risky Business. University of Illinois Extension's Todd Gleason has more on the study and how it might be used in the Midwest to assess and mitigate the financial risk associated with climate change with Cargill's Chairman of the Board Greg Page.
Click on the arrow below to listen to the interview. You may visit www.riskybusiness.org for more complete details of the study.
Check out the corn and soybean field conditions in this video shot Sunday June 29, 2014 at Gleason Farms in Logan County, Illinois.
The nation’s wheat crop is suffering from too much rainfall. It is causing harvest delays in the hard red winter wheat growing regions of the southwestern United States, and as Todd Gleason reports the development of disease issues in the southern Illinois soft red winter wheat crop.
Traders in Chicago have a better handle on a disease in the nation’s hog herd. Lean hog futures have responded by moving lower. Purdue Ag Economist Chris Hurt has more on why the price of pork is on the decline.