Farmers to face extra challenges this planting season

According to the University of Illinois, this planting season may be a difficult one for producers. This is partially due to the coronavirus’ affect on the economy.

In the state of Illinois, the prices for its top crops, soybean and corn, have fallen drastically. At the beginning of 2020, ag experts predicted a favorable year for corn, that no longer seems to be the case. There is a slight positive side with the costs of operations also decreasing, for things like fertilizer and fuel.