Author: Membership

The Illinois primary is June 28 — less than a month away.

To provide our members with an informational platform to learn more about each of the gubernatorial candidates, FarmWeekNow invited each candidate to share where they stand on today’s top agricultural … Read More

June 23 event at Dixon Springs Ag Center

will highlight planting in high tunnels and how beneficial predators can be used for pest control. LEARN MORE.

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Farmers have until June 30 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture survey. LEARN MORE.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released three years of final figures for the amount of biofuels refiners must blend into conventional fuels. LEARN MORE. • Get counted

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• Farm transparency and consumer trust go hand-in-hand.

Farm Families (IFF), Mercer County Farm Bureau Director Chad Bell helped dispel wrong assumptions on raising livestock. The series also earned IFF a silver anvil award from the Public Relations … Read More

Farmers relieved planting nearly complete

While some farmers questioned if or when they’d complete planting, many are relieved to be in the home-stretch. Across the state, 98% of corn and 75% of soybeans were in … Read More

IDOA plans central Illinois agrichemical collection

Looking to safely dispose of unwanted agrichemicals? A collection of agricultural pesticides has been scheduled in late summer in 10 central Illinois counties at no cost through the Illinois Department … Read More

State vet provides update on avian flu

Dr. Mark Ernst, state veterinarian with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, provides an update on avian influenza following the state’s recent announcement to continue enforcing emergency rules to prevent the … Read More

IFB president says strong domestic supply of both food, fuel needed

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. shares his thoughts on how American farmers plan to maximize domestic production in this Q&A. “In farming, every new generation must produce more … Read More

Update from the field: Moultrie County

Last fall, Lucas Roney experimented with planting oats and radishes on his Moultrie County farm, but not all went as planned. With nearly 80% of his planting done and corn … Read More

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