After Heavy Rains, Illinois Corn And Soybean Farmers Face Bleak Prospects In 2019; 'We Are Running Out Of Time'Following an extremely wet spring, farmers in Illinois face a tall task to get their crops planted and growing.
Soggy Fields Leave Midwestern Farmers With Few Good AnswersIn the 18 states that grow most of the nation's corn, only 58% of the crop had been planted as of last week — a far cry from the 90% that would ordinarily be planted by that point. In states that grow nearly all of the soybeans, less than half of the normal crop had been planted.
Illinois Soybean Farmer Calls Trump's $12 Billion Aid Plan A 'Pacifier'Republican backlash is growing against President Trump's $12 billion plan to help American farmers feeling the pain of the escalating trade war.
Soy Farmers Say Proposed Tariffs Produce UncertaintyThere is hope that trade negotiations might be able to roll them back.