A popular herbicide ingredient some farmers say is vital to business has devastated other farms because of the chemical's ability to drift under certain conditions. Enforcing the rules is in the hands of states, but there is a growing concern over whether federal action needs to be taken.
"Wheat is a small grain. A lot of it is used in a lot of foods -- bread is a big one, muffins, cupcakes, things like that -- they grind it down into flour -- so anytime you’re using flour you’re using a wheat product."
Illinois producers are struggling to get corn and soybeans planted this spring. The latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows there were 1.5 suitable days for fieldwork last week due to rain and colder temperatures.