Agriculture education in Illinois— a call to action for members
Illinois has more than 75,000 farms, covering 28.1 million acres of land, and is the number one production state in the nation in soybeans, producing 400 million bushels... enough to fill 113,700 railroad box cars, forming a train that would stretch from Peoria to Boston.
Miami Tribe lawsuit continues to develop
On June 2, 2000, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma filed suit in Federal District Court in the Southern District of Illinois against landowners in 15 separate counties, including tracts in Champaign, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Moultrie, Livingston, Shelby and Vermilion counties.
Providing credit—risk or reward?
In today's economy, and especially for agribusinesses, providing credit to customers may be a double-edged sword. Obviously, on one edge rests the theory that the extension of credit may lead to more customers and increased revenues; the other edge is the dangerously sharp side which may lead to unpaid accounts generating collection fees and losses.