Midwest Central FFA reaping alumni, community support
Midwest Central FFA Chapter members are learning a valuable lesson about community support, courtesy of irrigated test plots near their Mason County school.
Stephenson County farmers' cover crops feed soil, cattle
For about four years, the Bremmers have planted cereal rye as a cover crop after corn that was chopped for silage.
Illinois conferee hopeful about farm bill
The conference framework reportedly proposes basing new farm revenue-price program payments on historic base acres versus planted acres.
ADM analyst: Global supply, demand must be realigned
Chris Boerm maintains agriculture is "more global than ever before," arguing events in India, Ukraine, China and Australia "now affect U.S. farmers on a daily basis."
Hunters bag fewer deer; fewer deer-vehicle accidents
Cold weather during the first weekend of firearm season resulted in fewer deer being hunted.
ADM may decide new HQ location soon
This week, state lawmakers failed to approve tax breaks for the Decatur-based firm designed to keep jobs in Illinois. Lawmakers may take up the issue again in January.
Chicago Farmers Farmland Fair
The Chicago Farmers annual Farmland Investment Fair has been rebranded for 2014 as simply "The Farmland Fair" with a continued focus on the connection of social media and farmland investment.
Conservation Stewardship Program signup underway
Applications are due in Illinois by January 17, 2014.
Lawmakers OK pension reform
Although Gov. Quinn says he will sign the measure into law, a court challenge is expected.
IAA Foundation offers scholarships to support ag
Application deadline for the various scholarships is February 1, 2014.