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June 12, 2019 – University of Illinois farmdoc Webinar on Late Plant/Prevent Plant

Soil Health & Weed Control on Prevented Planting Acres 6/3/19

Take a look at some agronomic issues for switching crops, planting cover crops and preparing your prevented planting acres for next year.  Soil Health & Weed Control Presentation Slides Links: University of Wisconsin: Cover Crops & Herbicide Plant Back Restrictions

Illinois Farm Bureau – Market Facilitation Program 6/3/19

A look at what we know & don’t know yet about the 2019 Market Facilitation Program.  6.3.19 – Market Facilitation Program Slides

COUNTRY Financial Coverage & Prevented Planting 6/3/2019

A look at prevented planting coverage, claims and options from COUNTRY Financial. Presentation Slides Handout 1: Delayed & Prevented Plant definitions & Rules Handout 2: Final & Late Planting Dates

Prevented Planting Resources:

Links to University of Illinois Extension/farmdoc articles and the 2019 Planting Decision Model.  University of Illinois Extension/farmdoc Planting Decision Model 6/4/19 – The Advisability of Planting Corn Declines Rapidly with Later Planting Dates 6/4/19 – Dealing with Very Late Planting 5/29/19 –  Prevented Planting, 2019 Market Facilitation Program Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Price Dynamics 5/23/19 … Read More

Illinois Farm Bureau & COUNTRY Financial Webinar – 5/29/2019

 May 29, 2019 – Prevented Planting Webinar Presentation Slides May 29, 2019 – Prevented Planting Webinar Q& A


Last week, a judge ruled Anheuser-Busch must stop using some of its print and TV ads attacking rival MillerCoors’ use of corn syrup. The ads first caused controversy in the industry during this year’s Super Bowl when a Bud Light commercial suggested corn syrup is added to Coors Light in the final stages of production … Read More


More rounds of rain and flooding continue to bog down shipments of fertilizer on the Mississippi River. Fertilizer supply issues are most severe in the Upper Midwest due to river closures north of St. Louis. Suppliers subsequently shifted away from barges to the use of more trucks and rail to get products in position for … Read More