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Ag Invest Program Update

Note: This article is shared from the Illinois State Treasurer's September Newsletter. One of the most recognized programs in the state treasurer’s office is the Ag...
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Give the Gift of Grain

Donating a gift of grain can make a lasting difference. The value of the grain can be used to support charitable causes in your...

Combine Rides given at Corn Harvest!

Have you ever wanted to ride in a combine and watch corn being harvested? Now’s your chance. Local farmers are opening the doors of...

Watch for farm vehicles on roads

It’s spring and farmers are busy planting corn & soybeans. As you drive by farm fields be cognizant of farmers working and watch for...

Hydroponics, Helicopters and High-Quality Ingredients

FFA Acquaintance Day 2015 On a cold and rainy November day, the last thing students expected was to be snacking on freshly-picked, vine-ripened tomatoes grown locally in...

Governor’s Request for Agricultural Disaster Declaration Approved

Federal assistance available for DeKalb County farmers impacted by heavy rainfall and flooding The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the request of...

Wes and Kip Anderson – Pig Farmers in Waterman

If you visit Wes Anderson's farmhouse, chances are he'll say, "Want a cookie?"  Take one - they're delicious! He bakes oatmeal chocolate chip cookies...

No Snow Days For Farmers

It’s another Snow Day – schools and some businesses are closed and snow plows are working round the clock. For livestock farmers there are...