WILLAg Notes

May 21, 2015

Anticipating Changes in Corn & Soybean Acreage

Twice a year USDA tries to officially predict how many acres of corn and soybeans U.S. farmers will plant. Todd Gleason has more on the anticipated changes this year as we move from the March Prospective Plantings survey to the June Acreage report.


May 15, 2015

Farmland Income for 2015

Farmers across the Corn Belt are going to make a lot less money this year than they have in the past. And, if something doesn’t change, things may be even worse next year.


photo courtesy Purdue University Extension
May 14, 2015

Central & Northern IL Black Cutworm by Memorial Day

The black cutworm may do damage in central and northern Illinois corn fields over the Memorial Day weekend. Farmers should begin scouting soon because not all Bt corn hybrids offer adequate protection.


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