Slaughter estimates this spring could be near a 10-year high, while total beef production could reach a 15-year high.
All Tyson Foods cattle suppliers will need to be certified by Jan. 1.
Rate hike could be first of three this year, ag economist predicts.
As crop insurance coverage has increased, the need for disaster assistance has decreased, according to Farm Bureau analysis.
Some areas see slight declines, while local factors in other areas allow prices to remain higher, according to ISPFMRA report.
Apply rootworm control in the form of a Bt hybrid or a soil insecticide only where it is economically justified, advises U of I entomologist.
Illinois farmers turn out to catch an up-close look at several opportunities to keep nutrients and soil in place.