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AMERICANS HOLD DIM VIEW OF #HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (December 11, 2017)

72% of Americans say the healthcare systems is “in a state of crisis” or “has major problems” – almost the same percentage who felt that... read more

MONSANTO PAYING FOR DICAMBA USE (December 11, 2017)

Monsanto announced it will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy dicamba-based XtendiMax with VaporGrip, offering an incentive to apply its product even as... read more

OPIOID CRISIS AFFECTING FARM COMMUNITIES (December 11, 2017)

74% of farmers have been directly affected by opioid abuse; the survey shows similar data in Illinois, according to a recent Morning Consult survey. “By... read more

ARE #FARMLAND VALUES ON SOLID GROUND OR DEFYING GRAVITY? (December 11, 2017)

Some farmers, investors and even economists have been waiting for farmland values to crash back to earth, but Bruce Sherrick, director or the TIAA Center... read more

FEWER #FARM-USE #ANTIBIOTICS SOLD (December 8, 2017)

The FDA this week released its annual report of antibiotics sold in the U.S. for food animal use, finding that sales of medically important antibiotics... 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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