Driver shortage, fuel prices pushing ag transport costs
Illinois farmers expect increased trucking costs for this harvest season, driven by diesel fuel prices, a nationwide truck driver shortage, rising equipment costs and the newly implemented rule for electronic logging devices (ELD).
An independent team of Iowa State University agronomists and engineers have developed a mobile device app that could allow farmers – or anyone – with access to a smart phone detect soybean diseases in a similar way trained plant breeders and scientists already do.
Sixty-three percent of Indiana’s county roads were in good or fair shape in 2017, according to a report released last month. The study also found that 9 percent of the state’s more than 13,000 bridges were structurally deficient, and 15 percent functionally obsolete.