Author: Membership

Illinois holiday market returns

If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas gift, head to the Illinois Product Holiday Market in Springfield Dec. 2-4. Local farmers, bakers, jewelers, musicians and more will be on … Read More

USDA designates Illinois counties disaster areas

Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties were designated disaster areas because of severe drought during the growing season. In addition to the six primary counties, producers are also … Read More

IMPA recognizes dairy award winners

Congratulations to David Ruppert of Montgomery County, who received the Dairy Industry Service Award at the Illinois Milk Producers Association annual meeting. “I’ve been so blessed,” said Ruppert, a Master … Read More

Durbin, Duckworth cosponsor Senate bill to allow year-round E15 salesyear-round E15 sales

U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Amy Klobuchar introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022, which would permit nationwide summer sales of E15 and other higher ethanol blend … Read More

5 with Mark

Illinois Farm Bureau’s Mark Gebhards talks with RFD Radio’s Rita Frazer about state and national issues affecting Illinois agriculture, including legislation to prevent a rail strike, a Senate bill on … Read More

Several western Corn Belt states came up short

“Our fiscal year started in September, so pretty much it’s been all new-crop. This is the most we’ve ever done. We’ve loaded 18 trains so far.” — Scott Sims, Western … Read More

The U.S. House passed a joint resolution

The U.S. House passed a joint resolution that would force 12 rail labor unions to adopt a tentative agreement brokered this fall by the Biden administration, reducing the chances of … Read More

U.S. diesel supplies remain at record low levels

“On the upside, refining cracks are at a record high in the U.S. and globally,” said Tim Abel, GROWMARK’s energy manager, supply & trading-refined fuels. But with Europe operating well … Read More

Ag faces challenges in adopting autonomous future

While robots and autonomous technology could make work safer and more efficient for farmers, a wide range of challenges are slowing the advancement of ag tech. A panel of government, … Read More

Robots and drones working U of I’s farm of the future

Some farmers wanting to plant cover crops earlier and at a lower cost could find the solution in automation. Naveen Uppalapati, University of Illinois research scientist, demonstrated a four-wheeled EarthSense … Read More

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