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Rahn’s named IFB Achievement Award Winners

Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders Justin and Ellen Rahn were recognized during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Chicago on December 2  as the 2018 winners of the Young Leader Achievement Award. The award recognizes young farmers who derive the majority of their income from farming for their efforts in production agriculture, leadership ability,…read more »

NAFZIGER AWARDED ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU’S HIGHEST HONOR

CHICAGO —Emerson Nafziger, professor emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, today received the 2018 Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Charles B. Shuman Distinguished Service Award. The award, the highest given by IFB, was presented during the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1-4. Nafziger is best known for…read more »

SVCC Ag Hosts Open House

Sauk Valley Community College hosted an open house to showcase their Agriculture Program on Friday, November 2. Dr. Ryan Anderson and some agriculture students were on hand to visit with attendees and provide demonstrations of their resources, including offering free nitrogen soil testing for participants. The Sauk Valley Community College is currently in its second…read more »

Harvest Nearly Complete

THE FALL HARVEST IS CHUGGING ALONG AS WE HEAR IN THE LATEST CROP REPORT. PRODUCERS GOT SOME TIME IN THE FIELDS THIS PAST WEEK…WITH ABOUT FIVE DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER. 89 PERCENT OF CORN AND 86 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE NOW BEEN HARVESTED. 74 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS BEEN…read more »

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NACD is pleased with farm bill Conservation Title

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is happy with the continued investment in the Senate-passed farm bill Conservation Title. “The biggest priority for us was making sure that the Conservation Title maintained funding from the 2014 Farm Bill levels,” said Coleman Garrison, director of government affairs at the NACD. “That has occurred in this…read more »

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill, House next

The 2018 Farm Bill has is now up to the House after Senators overwhelmingly supported it Tuesday.  Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts encouraged his colleagues to support the bill.  “It’s a good bill that accomplishes what we set out to do.  Provide, again, provide certainty and predictability for farmers and families and rural communities.” Before the…read more »

Milk futures higher, cash dairy mixed

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange turned higher Tuesday partly because of optimism for 2018 Farm Bill dairy policy. December up seven cents at $13.72.  January 24 cents higher at $14.05.  February up 20 cents at $14.42.  March up 22 cents at $14.96. Barrels were up $0.0450 at $1.2525.  Fourteen trades were…read more »

Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: December 11, 2018

Mar. corn closed at $3.84 and 3/4, up 3/4 cent Jan. soybeans closed at $9.15, up 5 and 1/4 cents Jan. soybean meal closed at $310.90, up 90 cents Jan. soybean oil closed at 28.96, up 20 points Jan. wheat closed at $5.21, down 4 and 1/4 cents Dec. live cattle closed at $118.37, up 80 cents Dec. lean hogs closed at $54.45, down 27 cents Jan. Continue reading…read more »

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