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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

MORE CORN, LESS PROFIT (April 22, 2014)

Thinking of adding more corn acres to your rotation? Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) data from four of the last five years indicate... read more

FARM PAYMENT ELIGIBILITY (April 22, 2014)

– USDA sent out new guidelines for farm program eligibility last week.  New provisions effective for 2014 require that to be eligible for program benefits,... read more

CHICKEN TRENDS (April 22, 2014)

Americans are buying more chicken as a cheaper alternative just as fast-food restaurants including Yum Brands and McDonald’s add new menu items from wings to... read more

SLOW DECLINE (April 21, 2014)

Print revenue figures for 2013 reported by the Newspaper Association of America show an eighth consecutive year of decline. Alan D. Mutter writes these figures... 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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