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Ground Work 2022: Illinois Planting Challenged by Rains and Supply Chain Uncertainty

Lynn RohrscheibJun 10, 2022

Spring has been wet and cool in our area of Illinois, in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. Rains limited the amount of fieldwork we…

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Ground Work 2022: Meet Illinois Farmer Lynn Rohrscheib

Laura TempleMay 1, 2022

Throughout the 2022 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Follow their updates, #GroundWork2022, to…

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Ground Work 2021: Harvest and Fieldwork Finished in Illinois

Daryl CatesNov 18, 2021

I am finished with fieldwork for 2021. Yield-wise, this has been the best overall year in my 40-plus-year farming career. However, it has held plenty…

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Ground Work 2021: Harvesting Soybeans in Illinois

Daryl CatesOct 25, 2021

Wet weather has slowed down harvest and other fall fieldwork in my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. As…

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Ground Work 2021: Illinois Harvest Just Underway

Daryl CatesSep 20, 2021

We had hot, dry weather the last two weeks of August, in my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest.…

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Ground Work 2021: Protecting Soybean Yield and Quality in Illinois

Daryl CatesAug 20, 2021

This season continues to change constantly. In my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest, we’ve had very dry conditions,…