U of I rolls out online toolbox to help farmers pick coverage
An Oct. 3 webinar on farm bill decision aids and programs sponsored by the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics was attended by 450 farmers eager to learn more about the three sets of decisions they will soon make for each Farm Service Agency farm, including expected deadlines.
Purdue: Hoosier farm fatalities trending down, past 20 years
When Terre Haute cattle farmer Terry Hayhurst hopped onto his silage feeding cart in the fall of 2008, he was doing something he’d done many other times. This time, however, he was distracted by the cattle, which were displaying nervous behavior, and he was wearing his work boots.
Canada to produce less wheat, but export a higher percentage
Canada’s wheat crop production will drop more than 26 percent this year. But the world’s leading wheat exporter will ship more this year, putting pressure on other wheat exporters, including the United States.