Author: Membership

Meet the Master Farmer: Ron Moore

Ron Moore of Warren County his wife, Deb, raise 1,800 acres of corn, soybeans and hay, and finish 150 feeder calves with their son Michael. From serving on state and … Read More

5 with Mark

In a weekly visit with the RFD Radio Network, Illinois Farm Bureau’s Mark Gebhards shares an update on state and national issues impacting agriculture, including the latest on “waters of … Read More

An update from President Guebert

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. provides an update on state and national legislation during an interview in RFD Radio’s COUNTRY Financial Studio. WATCH AND LISTEN

USTR Tai pledges ag is ‘top line priority’ of Biden trade agenda

Total U.S. ag exports reached a record $196 billion in fiscal year 2022, but USDA’s Economic Research Service has projected they could dip to $184.5 billion in FY 2023. U.S. … Read More

Hog margins sink ahead of key USDA reports

Futures prices of hogs tailed off by more than $10 per hundredweight this week, driving returns down to breakeven levels or below. While demand is playing a part in it, … Read More

If Mother Nature’s New Year’s resolution was to stay active, she’s still going strong.

 While Illinois received 3-6 inches of precipitation in a recent 30-day stretch, heavy snowpacks remain in place from Montana to Wisconsin. Temperatures will be crucial in the weeks ahead for … Read More

Meet the Master Farmer: David Meiss

David Meiss of McLean County and his wife, Debbie, raise 1,600 acres of corn, soybeans and seed beans. He’s a past Illinois Farm Bureau director and has served on various … Read More

New Farmers Feed America coalition launched

The pandemic presented an opportunity to find unique solutions implemented on the ground to improve food security. Panelists representing food banks, food companies and farmers spoke to the efforts of … Read More

Next-gen farmers discuss farm will wants

Five farmers part of the next generation of agricultural leaders recently led a panel discussion about future ag and food policy, weaving through topics including economic, social and environmental sustainability, … Read More

Profit Watch: ‘Lower your expectations’

From falling prices to rising interest rates and talk of more inflation, it’s easy to predict profitability challenges in the months ahead. Steven Johnson, retired farm management specialist with Iowa … Read More

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