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Library Book Donation

In honor of National Ag Day, recognized March 14, 2019, the Lee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee donated “John Deere, That’s Who” by Tracy Nelson Maurer to the public libraries in Lee County. Josie Willett, (right) is pictured making the donation to the Pankhurst Memorial Library in Amboy.  read more »


NEW ORLEANS — Voting delegates at the 100TH annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), including 21 delegates from Illinois addressed Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) priority issues, including submittals on trade, transportation, legal advocacy and Health Savings Account (HSA) reform. “Our delegates were instrumental in promoting and debating several key policy resolutions to…read more »

Hussey Receives Top County Chair Award

Shane Hussey, Franklin Grove, was recognized with the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Young Leader Top County Chair Award for Membership Group III at the Young Leader Awards Program during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on December 2, 2018.  Hussey is the chairman of the Lee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee and was recognized…read more »

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Brownfield Ag News

Keep moving, nothing to see on climate, infrastructure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) and her leadership lieutenants have moved into solid November election mode, dumping massive legislative packages and reports alleging to remedy serious issues, shoving some through floor votes fully aware they have no chance of becoming law, i.e. solving any problems or challenges.  The best that can be said is…read more »

Brownfield Ag Weather Today

Sponsored by Pivot Bio PROVEN A Western warming trend will continue, with above-normal temperatures returning across much of the Four Corners region during the holiday weekend. General warmth will across cover the central and eastern U.S., although Midwestern high temperatures will remain mostly below 95º. Meanwhile, temperatures may occasionally top the 100-degree mark across the…read more »

A pivotal time for corn and soybean markets

The corn and soybean markets rallied this week following the bullish acreage report on Tuesday. But can it continue? Market analyst Arlan Suderman, in a conversation recorded Thursday morning, said it depends on weather forecasts over the next few days. AUDIO: Arlan Suderman …      read more »

Typical early-July pattern covers the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and near- or above-normal temperatures have returned in the wake of beneficial rainfall. Dryness-related concerns are greatest in the eastern Corn Belt, where corn and soybeans were generally planted later due to spring wetness and have faced adversities such as May freezes. Among Midwestern States, corn was rated less…read more »

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