Shop Illinois on Oct. 4
Illinois Main Street and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) are challenging residents to "Shop Illinois Saturday" on Oct. 4, 2014 by devoting a portion of their budget to purchasing Illinois-made products.
Harvest getting started in earnest
USDA says 14% of Illinois' corn and 7% of soybeans have been harvested, as of last Sunday.
Small grains and stocks report preview
USDA will issue a small grains summary and Sept. 1 grain stocks report at 11 a.m. CDT Tuesday.
Illinois FSA: Wait a little longer to update base acres
Illinois FSA county offices will not be able to process base acre revisions until Oct. 9 at the earliest.
Pipeline information meeting set
Landowners affected by plans of Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (ETCO), LLC, to convert existing pipeline assets from natural gas to crude oil can attend an Illinois Farm Bureau informational meeting Thursday, Oct. 2.
Snap harvest photos for NCGA contest
As you're heading to the field to harvest corn, grab a camera. The National Corn Growers Association has launched a new Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest to help tell the story of farming and corn harvest.
Buffer Partnership seeks landowners, buffer sites
The Illinois Buffer Partnership, which includes Illinois Farm Bureau, GROWMARK and Trees Forever, seeks landowner applications for buffer demonstration sites in 2015. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31.
Majority of farm households hold off-farm jobs
Ninety-one percent of U.S. farm households have at least one family member working off the farm.