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16 FINDINGS ABOUT 2016

The American middle class is shrinking in most metro areas; significant demographic changes taking place in America have helped reshape both major political parties; and Millennials now surpass Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to Pew Research Center’s annual collection of facts and findings about the important events, issues and trends from the… read more

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#FARM #ASSETS CONFERENCE

The WILL Farm Assets Conference is slated for November 24 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal. Online registration for Farm Assets Conference is now open.

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Farmland Movie

Wednesday night the movie “Farmland,” directed by James Moll, with major support from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, premiered in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with National Ag Day celebrations. “Farmland” has a deal with D&E Entertainment for the film to be distributed to 60 major market theaters beginning May 1.

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Farm Bill Webinars

  Illinois Farm Bureau will host 3 webinars about the 2014 Farm Bill for members: 1. Commodity Title Options  April 2 @ 8 a.m. with Doug Yoder Marketing Loans Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Ag Risk Coverage (ARC) County ARC Individual  2. Crop Insurance Changes & Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO)  April 9 @ 8 a.m. with… read more

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Scholarship Applications Now Available

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 $1,000 Ag Leadership scholarships are available from McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation and four $500 scholarships will be awarded by McLean County Beef Association. The application deadline is February 1,… read more

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Annual Meeting Set for McLean County Farm Bureau

McLean County Farm Bureau will hold the organization’s Annual Business Meeting Thurs., Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Evergreen FS  building, 402 N. Hershey Rd in Bloomington. All voting members are welcome to attend. Reservations are not required.

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