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News and updates from McLean County Farm Bureau.

Fall Fish Sale

Looking to stock your pond? McLean County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering fall fish sales: FISH SALE: Offering Channel Cat, Albino Catfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Redear, Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, and Triploid Grass Carp.  See order form for more details, click here: Fish Order Form ORDER DEADLINES: Grass Carp –  September 22nd All other… read more

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A Look at 2017 #FarmIncome

Outlook for Crop Farm Income, Cash Rents, Farmland Prices, and Agricultural Credit: Webinar covering farm income estimates for 2017 based on current projections of prices, yields, and ARC-CO payments. Forecasts were made on 2018 cash rents and farmland prices based on a survey of Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Plus an… read more

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Savings at Your Fingertips!

Check out all the deals and discounts in our new member benefits platform! Visit https://ilfb.abenity.com or find it in the App store for iphones Click “Register” to create an account Fill out the information using your McLean County Farm Bureau membership number 057-##### (no letters) Start saving!

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Saturated Buffer Sites Needed

In partnership with Illinois Land Improvement Contractors Association, McLean County Soil & Water Conservation District is looking for one to three suitable sites to install saturated buffers after fall 2017 harvest. Farmers can take advantage of cost share programs to offset the installation costs. A grass filter strip or buffer strip can be enrolled or… read more

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Nitrogen Management Field Day

Check out options for best practices and strategies to reduce nutrient losses from your farm fields at the Nitrogen Management Field Day June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be held at the BCS Arrowsmith Plant located at 14040 N 3300 East Rd. The agenda includes a sidedress application demonstration, cover… read more

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Clean Sweep Pesticide Collection

Central Illinois farmers, landowners and private pesticide applicators can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals during a free “Clean Sweep” collection program offered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Residents of Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean, Piatt and Vermillion counties may participate. Participants must pre-register the products they plan to dispose by July 14. Registration forms… read more

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NEW IFB Member Benefits App

Find savings at your fingertips with the new Illinois Farm Bureau member benefits iPhone App and web platform! Enjoy access to thousands of discounts on hotels, theme parks, restaurants, movies and everything in between. The app will show both local and national discounts, plus has a location feature to show discounts near you. To access the… read more

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MCFB Leadership Scholarship Winners

Four McLean County students will receive $1,000 to pursue an ag-related career as winners of the 2016-17 McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation Leadership Scholarships. Nyla Maere,Normal Community West High School Senior, plans to study Animal Science and Agribusiness at Oklahoma State University. Carley Zimmerman, Ridgeview High School Senior, plans to major in Agricultural Education in… read more

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MCFB Foundation Golf Outing

Join us June 19 for a round of golf to benefit the McLean County Fair & 4-H Show at the Den Golf Course in Bloomington! Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Teams of four will play best ball. Cost is $90 per golfer and includes your golf cart plus a ribeye dinner at the conclusion of the… read more

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Illinois Livestock Guides Available

In August 2014, the Illinois EPA Livestock Rules became effective and parts of the Rules apply to all farms, regardless of their size. The Rules require livestock farmers to collect, contain and apply manure in a way that does not cause water pollution and prevent any runoff from feedstuffs and feed storage areas, as well… read more

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