A coalition of Illinois business organizations, professional asso-ciations and farm groups have voiced concerns with impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed changes to the regulations connected to the Clean Water Act.
Survey estimates Illinois county’s corn probable at 222-bushel yield
Soy Capital Ag Services’ annual McLean County corn yield estimate survey shows the 2014 crop will yield a record 222.6 bushels per acre there. But with grain prices low, 220 bushel-per-acre yields will likely not be bountiful enough to offset prices and return a profit to producers, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey.
Citing a grave financial situation in Fleming County schools, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has placed the school system under state control and imposed a series of dramatic cuts to the 2014-15 school year budget.