Farmers are rarely found in retirement. And the subject of our harvest heritage today has planted more than 70 crops and is still on the tractor everyday within his family's livestock operation. Stu Ellis has this report.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has finally released its rules for 2019 use of the controversial herbicide dicamba. But will its use be any easier and dependable than in prior years. Stu Ellis has this update.
Farmers and agricultural economists are looking into their crystal balls and do not like what they see for 2019. WCIA 3's ag reporter Stu Ellis asks a U of I ag economist what he would recommend for financial survival next year. That's in this morning's report From the Farm.
With the election in the rear view mirror, members of Congress can resume work on the Farm Bill, says Stu Ellis, who says the legislation is currently in the hands of the Chairmen and ranking Democrats of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.
Individual farmers have hinted at it, and now the senior farm lender of a multi-bank group has confirmed that 2018 will be a good year for many of his loan customers. Jim Adcock of Peoples Bank at Taylorville said everything fell into place.
Although about two and a half months later than promised, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its decision on future use of the controversial herbicide dicamba. WCIA 3's ag reporter Stu Ellis has more in Friday morning's report From the Farm.
For lovers of Chinese food, pork is a common ingredient found in many meals, because the Chinese love their pork. But an outbreak of the deadly African Swine fever in China could mean major changes in that nation's food consumption. Stu Ellis has our report from the farm and what it means for US pork producers.