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ROBOT MILKERS (April 23, 2014)

Today’s New York Times has an article on the rise of robot milking machines on farms. Machines have popped up across New York’s dairy belt... read more

DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS (April 23, 2014)

Aging is taking a toll on boomers and older Americans. Since 2010, the baby-boom generation has shrunk by 1.1 million, and the number of older... read more

STATEHOUSE UPDATE (April 23, 2014)

As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up... read more

NEW LIMITS (April 23, 2014)

The CME Group announced there will be new price limits on grains beginning May 1st.  Corn will go from 40 cents to 35. Soybeans will... read more

TECH UPDATE (April 22, 2014)

Android was the leading smartphone OS in the first quarter, nabbing 53% of new smartphone activations during the period, CNET reports. Apple’s iOS came in... read more

Local ALOT Graduates (April 10, 2014)

McLean County Farm Bureau members Adam Bane, Jason Bollivar, Sarah Peters, Tyler Rhode and Jon Sellenrick graduated from the Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT) program... read more

Federal Action Request (April 1, 2014)

A federal legislative action request will be coming Wednesday and Thursday regarding extending Section 179 small business expensing at the $500,000 level. Click here for... read more

Meat Donation Drive Raises $1,141 (March 31, 2014)

McLean County Farm Bureau helped raise $1,141 to purchase meat for Midwest Food Bank with a donation drive at Cub Foods March 16-22. The drive... read more

Farm Bill Webinars (March 25, 2014)

  Illinois Farm Bureau will host 3 webinars about the 2014 Farm Bill for members: 1. Commodity Title Options  April 2 @ 8 a.m. with... read more

Scholarship Applications Now Available (January 1, 2014)

If you are a student planning to pursue a career in agriculture, check out local ag scholarships opportunities by clicking on the ‘scholarships’ tab. Five... read more

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