Groundbreaking Day for New Ag Complex

Work has officially started on the new Ag Complex at Heartland Community College made possible in part by a $2 million pledge from McLean County Farm Bureau. A $2 million … Read More

2022 MCFB Foundation Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Agricultural Leadership Scholarship recipients. Brian Clapp, a senior at LeRoy High School, plans to study Agricultural Business at Lake … Read More

A pest update from Kelly Estes

With trapping season underway, State Pest Survey Coordinator Kelly Estes says black cutworm and true armyworm flights are picking up. During an update on the RFD Radio, she discussed pest … Read More

Field day to focus on management, invasive species and more

The May 21 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference will feature Illinois and Iowa experts discussing woodland management, invasive species identification, wildlife, soils and more. The field day provides a great networking … Read More

White House to host anti-hunger conference

For the first time in over 50 years, the White House plans to host a conference on hunger, nutrition and health. The conference intends to “catalyze the public and private sectors … Read More

Profit Watch: The heat is (almost) on

For farmers who have been waiting for a window of opportunity, the green flag is about to drop on planting season. “The market’s looking at the forecast. Basically from Nebraska to … Read More

ISU study seeks microbe advantages from cover crops

You might be surprised to learn how long cover crops influence soil microbes. Emily Hansen, an Illinois State University graduate student in biological sciences, detected cover crops from the previous year … Read More

Fuel shortages slow planting in Ukraine

Fuel shortage challenges have gotten so bad in Ukraine that some farmers are bouncing from gas station to gas station just to fill up 5-gallon jugs with diesel. Gordie Siebring, an … Read More

USDA accepts 2 million acres in first round of CRP signup

Agricultural producers and landowners have enrolled 2 million acres through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The 2022 total, which so far represents acres enrolled through the General CRP signup, will … Read More

Prevent plant dates still weeks away

Illinois farmers have about four to six weeks before final planting dates have them turning to federal crop insurance. Doug Yoder, crop agency manager for COUNTRY Financial, emphasized the final … Read More

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