January 22, 2020

OAKLAND, Illinois – Despite the state’s not-so-great reputation, one state representative believes there is some good news in Illinois: all of the problems we have are self-inflicted.

State Rep. Chris Miller from the 110th district in the Coles County town of Oakland, a...

January 21, 2020

TREMONT – Precision Planting has introduced a new interactive way of examining research results.

The “Inside PTI” video series features data such as trends observed by the company and field trial results. In this age of phones, tablets and computers, it is a change from...

January 20, 2020

URBANA – The Illinois Pork Producers Association has announced a financial commitment to the new Feed Technology Center currently being constructed south of the University of Illinois campus.

The University of Illinois and the College of ACES have committed $6 million t...

January 20, 2020

SPRINGFIELD – Kelsi Kessler, 18, of Carmi was crowned the 61st Miss Illinois County Fair queen over the weekend.

Kessler represented White County at the 110th Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention on Sunday. She is currently attending the University of I...

January 20, 2020

Trade tensions were calmed last week when President Donald Trump signed the United States-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement during a signing ceremony at the White House.

I certainly hope this trade deal is the start of better times for agriculture. While this...

January 20, 2020

PEORIA – An informational ag meeting on crop insurance and markets is set for Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Peoria County Farm Bureau at 9 a.m.

Registration opens at 8:30 at the building located at 1716 N. University St. Doug Yoder from Country Financial will present a 2020 c...

January 16, 2020

The Senate has voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, also known as USMCA by a vote of 89-10.

This move ensures market and trade stability with the leading export market for U.S. pork and the second biggest export market for U.S. soybeans. In a...

January 16, 2020

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs.  March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.

Although more than 200,000 producers have enrol...

January 15, 2020

The first phase of a trade deal with China was signed by President Trump Wednesday.

A group of corporate executives and members of the press witnessed the event at the White House as China’s top negotiator was also on hand. Corn and soybean prices closed lower on Wednes...

January 15, 2020

SPRINGFIELD – Those involved with county fairs around the state will gather in Springfield this weekend to celebrate their accomplishments in the past year and get new ideas for 2020.

The annual Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs convention takes place at the Cr...

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