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Ag Books Crop Up at Little Free Libraries

Books about food, farming and other ag-related topics are cropping up at Little Free Library locations in Bloomington, Normal and surrounding communities. Donated by McLean County Farm Bureau, the books include both nonfiction and fiction books about soil, gardening, tractors, wheat, a biography of George Washington Carver and more. A total of 122 books were distributed to 42 Little Free Library book boxes by local Farm Bureau volunteers. To learn more about the Little Free

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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 impacts of the coronavirus,” says Karen Corrigan, chair of the McLean County Farm Bureau Community Engagement committee. “Disruptions in the

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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 or the 2019 inventory as of January 15, 2020, whichever is smaller, multiplied by the commodity’s applicable payment rates. Non-Specialty

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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 High School graduate, studying Animal Science at Iowa State University Clayton Thomas, Normal Community West High School graduate, majoring in

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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 applicable payment rates. Non-Specialty Crop Payment Rates Livestock: The total payment will be calculated using the sum of the producer’s number

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