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STATEWIDE $15 MINIMUM WAGE PASSES ILLINOIS HOUSE, READY FOR PRITZKER (February 15, 2019)

Lawmakers in the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 by Jan. 1, 2025. The bill now... read more

ILLINOIS FERTILIZER AND CHEMICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: GROWERS GEARED UP FOR SPRING CHALLENGES (February 15, 2019)

For many farmers and fertilizer applications, an early start to spring-like conditions would make all the difference in the world this growing season. Applications of... read more

EPA PROPOSAL PROMISES CLEAN WATER, CLEAR RULES (February 15, 2019)

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said Thursday’s release of a new draft Clean Water Rule is a major step toward fair and understandable water... read more

USDA PRIORTIZES INVESTMENTS IN TELEMEDICINE TO ADDRESS OPIOID CRISIS IN RURAL AMERICA (February 15, 2019)

The USDA is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically... read more

U.S.-CHINA TRADE TALKS TO RESUME IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK (February 15, 2019)

Talks between China and the U.S. to resolve their trade war will resume next week in Washington, with both sides saying this week’s negotiations in... read more

Milk Donation Challenge (December 5, 2018)

McLean County Farm Bureau Young Leaders will be participating the social media based #10GallonChallenge campaign and donating milk to Midwest Food Bank Dec. 20. If you... read more

Delegates Set Policy at Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting (December 4, 2018)

Delegates and members attending the 103rd Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Annual Meeting capped a frustrating year with some good news: U.S. President Donald Trump and... read more

2018 Golden Clover Winners (August 14, 2018)

Four dedicated supporters of 4-H and the McLean County Fair received recognition as 2018 Golden Clover Award winners: Joyce Yoder was honored as a Golden... read more

McLean County Fair Receives Facility Grant (August 14, 2018)

McLean County Fair received a $3,000 Facility Upgrade Grant from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America. The grant funds were used to improve lighting... read more

Runners Go HogWild with Race, Raise Funds for Fair (August 14, 2018)

About 125 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural HogWild 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk held July 29 at the McLean County Fairgrounds. Cool... read more

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