Alan Thompson owned 1,000 acres by the time he was 24, without a cosigner. At 30, he got caught in the wave of rising interest rates and falling land values and had to sell most of the land. Now he wants to help his son start farming but also reduce the ri
Americans remain strongly committed to protecting private property from the possibility of eminent domain, according to the results of a nationwide survey released Monday by the American Farm Bureau Federation during the organization’s annual convention.
The average net farm income for grain growers in Illinois is expected to drop by 50% in 2005 compared with 2004, according to a recent University of Illinois Extension study. Lower corn yields, lower grain prices and higher input costs are the primary reas