URBANA, Ill. — Global financial markets collapsed in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world. But weeks earlier, soybean futures had already started providing an early warning sign of troubles ahead.
NEW MEMPHIS, Ill. — Joe Kehrer expected outstanding corn yields for 2021. Unfortunately, he isn’t seeing them.
EASTON, Ill. — Chris Schoor, with his “cabin dog” Blue, loads wagons and semis as his dad, Ron Schoor, combines.
CARMI, Ill. — It’s an increasingly common comment in Illinois this year regarding the corn crop: “Yields are probably the best we’ve ever had,…