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Wis. (WLAX.WEUX) – Ships loaded with grain are still departing Ukrainian ports right now. That is despite Russia suspending its participation in a U-N-brokered deal. The U-N said on Tuesday that three ships carrying corn, wheat, and sunflower meal left through a humanitarian sea corridor set up in July. A total of 14-ships also sailed […]
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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Grain commodity markets rising Monday on word Russia has suspended its part of the deal allowing Ukraine to ship grain from its Black Sea ports. Russia’s decision could have effects on already high food prices across the globe. Ukraine and Russia are key global suppliers of wheat, barley, sunflower oil, and other […]
DRIED UP: Texas cattle industry faces existential …
The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing. AUSTIN, Texas — The megadrought in the Western U.S., […]
Why Great Plains agriculture is particularly vulnerable …
From the Farm: Ukraine and the Conservation Reserve
CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Howard Buffett soon will make his second trip to Ukraine this spring and last Wednesday expressed his concern that USDA could be doing more to produce wheat on CRP-Set-aside acreage. “And I think we made a huge mistake in this country, by not immediately responding,” Buffett said. “You knew within two […]
History Harvest: Big M Strawberry Patch
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Strawberry season at the Big M Berry patch southwest of Taylorville means hundreds of people filling quart containers of strawberries, thanks to the hospitality of Mel Repscher and his family. “We started back in 1985 with just about 2 acres of strawberries,” Repscher said. “And we’ve increased it a little bit […]
Harvest Heritage: Riggs Brewery
URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Beer enthusiasts at Riggs Brewery Saturday were oblivious to a bumper crop of small grains enthusiasts more focused on the wheat and barley test plots on the east side of Urbana. Owner Matt Riggs hosted Small grains researcher Jessica Rutkoski and her followers, but there is a great family story brewed […]
From the Farm: United Prairie soy research plot
CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — United Prairie’s corn plot was planted earlier this month, and chief agronomist Kyle Meece put in soybean test plots over the past several days. “This planter’s going to be the one, we’re doing 30-inch row beans, but we’re looking at some different in-furrow studies on beans,” Meece said. “We’re looking at […]