Author: anna@mcfb.org

MCFB Donates Milk to Midwest Food Bank

McLean County Farm Bureau recently partnered with Prairie Farms Dairy to donate $500 of milk to Midwest Food Bank. The 180 gallons of donated milk were distributed in our local communities through food pantries and nonprofit agencies. “We wanted to respond to the increased need for food assistance in our community due to the economic … Read More

IFB COVID-19 RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT:

IDOT announced the 12% overweight variance on State Routes for emergency supplies for relief has been extended until June 28, 2020. Read the waiver on our Transportation page.

AS MEATPACKING PLANTS REOPEN, WORKERS SCARED OF CORONAVIRUS RISK

The number of meatpacking workers dying from the coronavirus is still rising, and employees across the country are scared to come to work. (Politico)

DECISION AFFIRMS NRCS MUST OBEY ITS OWN RULES

A spat over a farmer’s right to use and care for his own land is one step closer to being resolved. A determination by the director of USDA’s National Appeals Division admonishes the Natural Resources Conservation Service for failing to obey its own rules, favoring a farmer who battled the NRCS for more than a … Read More

WAIT STAFF MAKING MORE ON UNEMPLOYMENT MAY NOT COME BACK AS RESTAURANTS PREPARED TO REOPEN

Restaurants in Illinois are now able to offer outdoor dining, but some may find it difficult to coax wait staff back to work. (The Center Square)

‘NOT MOVING FAST ENOUGH’: MILLIONS OF CHILDREN STILL WITHOUT FOOD AID

Millions of low-income school children are still waiting to receive federal help to buy food, even as the number of families having trouble affording groceries skyrockets. (CNN)

RESTAURANTS’ PUSH FOR LOOSER LOAN RULES PAYING OFF

The ag industry and its allies in Congress pushed hard to make sure that farmers and ranchers could benefit from the $670 billion Paycheck Protection Program, which offers forgivable loans to small businesses that keep their workers on the payroll for eight weeks. (Politico)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications are being accepted now through Aug. 28, 2020 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 USDA Payment Calculator (excel file) Application Preview (video) CFAP Application (AD-3114) (pdf) FSA CFAP Webinars Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production … Read More

2020-21 Ag Leadership Scholarship Winners

McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation is pleased to announce four local students as recipients of the 2020-21 Agricultural Leadership scholarships. Ashlyn Mool, El Paso-Gridley High School senior, planing to study Agricultural Education at Illinois Central College Shae Ruppert, Heyworth High School senior, planning to study Agri-Accounting at the University of Illinois Mackenzie Kraft, Normal Community … Read More

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications available staring May 26 Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 Crops: A payment will be made based 50% of a producer’s 2019 total production or the 2019 inventory as of January 15, 2020, whichever is smaller, multiplied by the commodity’s … Read More

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