Illinois Grain Tour harvesting $5.3 million in new business
he 2019 Illinois Grain Tour, which aims to increase export sales for Illinois farm products, resulted in approximately $5.3 million in projected new purchases, along with promises of future investment from many of the 42 buyers of three countries who attended.
Aiding struggling farmers and attracting first-timers, at FSR
What stood out among farming challenges this past year? Tops on this list for most farmers were delays in planting, low commodity prices, dwindling amounts of hay to feed their animals, and thoughts about downsizing the farm or number of livestock.
Ag Barometer reflects big drop in farmers’ economic positivity
A dose of gloom has set in over the recent sharp rise in hope expressed by the nation’s farmers. The escalation of the trade war with China and growing doubt over the economic slump ending soon were among factors cited in the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer’s sharp drop in optimism.
Late-split nitrogen warranted under specific field conditions
At a recent field day presented by the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance, Purdue University professor of agronomy Tony Vyn shared research and tips on late-split nitrogen application – when it is most beneficial, and when it will not benefit crops at all.
Plant breeders looking for better ways to improve SCN resistance
Soybean breeders have been working to improve soybean cyst nematode (SCN) resistance, especially since it causes the most yield loss of any soybean pathogen in North America, with economic impact in excess of $1 billion per year, according to the SCN Coalition.
For the first time in the show’s history, Farm Science Review will offer a Career Exploration Fair for anyone interested in working in agriculture. On Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon, visitors to the career fair can discuss jobs and internships with representatives from a variety of companies, many of them exhibitors at FSR.