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HINCKLEY, Ill. — Jenny Flint is a self-professed “extreme penny pincher.” That characteristic has served her well, allowing her to buy a small farm in 2012, at age 22. Two years later, she started selling meat off the farm, only…
Getting started in production agriculture is expensive. If new operators don’t have access to land and assets, they likely require a good lending partner.
President Donald Trump hailed progress made in trade talks with China this past week, saying he may extend a tariff truce and take steps to sell a potential deal with opposition lawmakers.
MT. VERNON, Ill. — For farmers in southern Illinois, double-crop wheat and soybeans may be the best route to prosperity.
U.S. farmers, struggling with global trade disputes, are getting stingier on spending, and that apparently includes Deere & Co.’s iconic yellow and green tractors and combines.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Kenneth Franklin, a Christian County, Illinois, soybean grower, is a little untraditional as far as farmers go — favoring continuous soybeans, with some fields entering their third year in 2019.
Things are not looking good for the U.S. farm economy.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Preparations are in gear for the 2019 Illinois Beef Expo, Feb. 20-24 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
Employment opportunities appear to remain plentiful in agriculture.
VIENNA, Ill. — Corey Trainer and Mahendra Anderson hope to take what they learn in prison back to the streets — and the soil.
Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, University of Illinois Farmdoc Project manager, based on a USDA Economic Research Service report from December 2018.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers are always looking for efficiency, and one way they can achieve that is through speed.
MT. VERNON, Ill. — If wheat growers want good quality, shoot for high yields.
Five Republican senators have issued a veiled threat against President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, suggesting that their votes to confirm Andrew Wheeler hinge on whether he will take steps to help oil refiners forced to blend biofuel…
The big stock-market winners in China’s technology hub of Shenzhen aren’t artificial intelligence and semiconductor companies. They’re farmers.
Republicans in Congress are urging President Donald Trump to back the bipartisan agreement on border security to avert another government shutdown, while looking for additional money within the budget to increase funding for his barrier at the border with Mexico.
President Donald Trump said he’s open to extending a March 1 deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese products if the two sides are near an agreement, sending a conciliatory signal amid talks to resolve the trade war between the world’s…
Hundreds of thousands of cattle may have died after torrential rains struck Australia’s Queensland state, the nation’s largest producer, which had been battling years of drought.
Today’s article discusses working capital, but keep in mind that working capital is merely the short-term or current part of your equity or net worth.
Tyson Foods Inc. has been in an uphill battle against sluggish meat markets, but the outlook for 2019 is diverging by protein.