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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – Round 2

USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – Round 2 Applications are being accepted now (Sept. 21 through Dec. 11, 2020) Call your FSA county office to make an appointment. McLean County FSA Office:(309) 452-3848 USDA Payment Tool  USDA Payment Calculator (excel file) Online application – Producers with an eAuthentication account can now apply for CFAP 2 online. To register for an account, visit: CFAP Application (AD-3117) (pdf) FSA CFAP Webinars Row Crops: eligible price

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Evergreen FS Grain Department Manager, Todd McTaggert (right), explains the grain drying process to Ag Day participants.

Ag Day Highlights COVID-19 Impacts

The ripple effects of COVID-19 and challenges facing farmers and the food supply served as the focus for Leadership McLean County Ag Day held Sept. 18. A group of 21 emerging business leaders participated in a hybrid in-person and remote learning experience. McLean County Farm Bureau sponsors Ag Day each year for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Leadership McLean County program. Dr. Lucas Maxwell of Illinois State University kicked off the program with an

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MCFB Makes Sweet Corn Donation

McLean County Farm Bureau donated more than 1,000 ears of fresh sweet corn to Thornton Township Food Assistance Center last week to feed families in need. Located in our adopted legislator, Rep. Thaddeus Jones’ district, the food assistance center serves communities south of Chicago. Rep. Jones participated in a distribution event on behalf of the Jones Foundation along with several other organizations providing family food boxes to those in need Saturday, August 15. The sweet

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2020 Golden Clovers Honored

Four dedicated supporters of 4-H and the McLean County Fair received recognition as 2020 Golden and Emerald Clover Award winners. Larry and Mary Mohr were honored as Golden Clovers for serving as leaders of the Udder Club in Normal for many years. The club specialized in dairy projects but also offered other projects and community service activities. The Mohrs have worked to provide opportunities for youth to show livestock, participate in judging contests and promote

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Normal Community High School teacher, Daniel Higby (right) and ISU Horticulture Center Coordinator, Jessica Chambers show off the new Little Free Library constructed by students and sponsored by McLean County Farm Bureau

MCFB Sponsors New Little Free Library

McLean County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a new Little Free Library that will be installed in the Children’s Garden at the Illinois State University Horticulture Center in Normal. The barn shaped book sharing box was designed and built by students in the Geometry in Construction class at Normal Community High School. McLean County Farm Bureau also donated some ag-related books for visitors to enjoy in the garden or take home to read. Little Free Libraries

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