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PLANTING PROGRESS UPDATE
USDA released its Crop Progress and Conditions report this week, announcing planting progress for soybeans in Illinois is at 89 percent for week ending May 30, 2021. At this time in 2020, planting progress was at 73 percent.
VIEW THE FULL REPORT HERE

IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION
The Illinois Department of Agriculture is bringing its agricultural pesticide “Clean Sweep” program to residents of ten Illinois counties this year. The collections allows residents, including farmers, retired farmers, nursery owners, private pesticide applicators, structural pest control applicators and landowners who inherited unwanted agricultural pesticides with their property, to dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free later this summer. Disposal will be available in Clay, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, and White counties.

Participants must register the products they plan to dispose of by Thursday, July 22.
 
REGISTER HERE

ISA PARTNERS WITH PREMIER COOPERATIVE TO PROMOTE ON-FARM USE OF BIODIESEL
 
The Illinois Soybean Association has partnered with Illinois energy supplier, Premier Cooperative, to roll out a new era of biodiesel work through yet another piece of creative. This Illinois farmer owned cooperative gave it’s biodiesel salesman’s truck a brand new facelift. The truck now features a biodiesel-themed truck wrap touting the message of biodiesel putting money back in the farmer’s pocket.
 
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USDA ANNOUNCES PANDEMIC INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR
COVER CROPS

 
Producers who have crop insurance coverage may qualify for a premium benefit in a new USDA pandemic assistance program if they planted cover crops for the 2021 crop year.

Qualifying cover crops include cereals, grasses, legumes, brassicas, non-legume broadleaves, and mixes of two or more cover crop species planted at the same time.
 
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UP BUILDING GRAIN TRANSLOAD TERMINAL NEAR CHICAGO
Union Pacific Railroad is building a state-of-the-art grain transload facility within its Global IV intermodal terminal in Joliet, Ill. The facility will be managed by JCT, a 50-50 join venture between Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. and Gavilon Grain LLC. The terminal will be open to all Midwest agricultural producers and processors, expanding connection opportunities to both empty containers and Ups extensive West Coast port terminal network. Regional producers and processors will be able to transport their product by truck to Global IV, where it will be transloaded into containers for shipment by rail to West Coast ports, then loaded onto ocean carriers and shipped to overseas markets.

Construction completion is anticipated by fourth-quarter 2021.

 


Read all about how rain delayed Daryl Cates from planting this spring in his latest Ground Work update. Check it out here!
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