The USDA has issued a report saying over half of Illinois, and over 80 percent of Iowa is abnormally dry but corn and soybeans are not the only crops at risk if the dry weather continues.
The deadline for the USDA’s Ag census is at the end of the month. It's conducted every 5 years and collects information on land prices and ownership as well as agricultural practices.
This week on emphasis Western Illinois University professors Joel Gruver and Bart Gill discuss how agriculture as a whole has done in reaching out to the public.
Doctor Gruver specializes in sustainable agriculture while Doctor Gill expertise lies more in conventional ag practices.