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HOW DID WE GET HERE? (November 17, 2017)

After a challenging growing season, farmers were surprised last week when USDA-NASS revised its bushel-per-acre average for corn upward, further depressing prices. In his weekly... read more

HOUSE PASSES #TAX BILL (November 17, 2017)

With 227 Republican votes, the U.S. House Thursday passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in a generation, hoping to hand President Donald Trump his first... read more

PRICE OF #THANKSGIVING DINNER DROPS (November 17, 2017)

According to AFBF, the price of an average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 dropped this year to $49.12, a 75-cent decrease compared with last year and... read more

BIG #CROPS HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR STRONG AG #MARKETS (November 17, 2017)

Thinking back to August, IFB President Richard Guebert, Jr. wasn’t too worried about who would buy this year’s crops. He wasn’t sure there’d be much... read more

FARMWEEK PREVIEW (November 17, 2017)

Be sure to check out next week’s issue of FarmWeek to read stories about Virginia Tech ag economist David Kohl’s tips for creating farm marketing... read more

Dicamba Training Offered (November 17, 2017)

New Label requirements for dicamba use in 2018 require specific training on product use. If you have a private pesticide applicator license and plan to... read more

UCR Registration Delayed (November 10, 2017)

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors has announced that the start of the 2018  registration period will be postponed until further notice.  They’re... read more

Dicamba: Where We’re At & Where We Go From Here (November 10, 2017)

Dicamba. It’s been on the lips of farmers, scientists and consumers alike this year – and for good reason. Complaints of damage due to drift... read more

At the Farm Gate: Gagging on Health Insurance Premiums Like a Horse Pill (November 8, 2017)

When 2018 begins, the annual premium for my private health insurance plan will have increased by 121 percent in five years. I have spreadsheets tracking... read more

Ag Science Grants Available (November 1, 2017)

Looking to grow an educational program or project in ag science? Check out the Ag Science grant from McLean County Farm Bureau to help make... read more

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