Merger talks continue for 2 big sellers of fertilizer
Illinois-based CF Industries Holdings, Inc. confirmed last week it is discussing a possible merger with Yara International ASA in Norway – a deal that would lead to the world’s largest fertilizer supplier.
U.S., Brazil finally iron out years-long cotton dispute
The United States and Brazil announced last week the conclusion to a cotton trade dispute in the World Trade Organization that stretched more than a decade and prompted a change in U.S. farm bill cotton programs.
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.