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National Farmer’s Day October 12

Today is National Farmer's Day, a day to recognize the hard-working farmers who put food on our tables and also boost our economy by...

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...

Farming in the Winter

This time of year I’m often asked, what do farmers do all winter? Many, if not all farmers, have diversified income streams that are...

Precision Farming

Precision agriculture technologies are used by more than 50 percent of farmers. GPS and auto-steer guidance systems are two types of precision agriculture used on today’s...

It will be different this time – Around the Farm

By Paul Taylor, Esmond Farmer The New Year’s celebrations have passed, the resolutions are being reassessed and signing 2016 is coming more naturally. So if...

Is your Farm Covered? Know the Liability Risks of Farming.

Landowners essentially bet the farm every day.  A liability lawsuit could arise at any time and for any number of reasons.  Many lawsuits arise...

June is Dairy Month!

Dairy Farming is a way of life for farm families and vital to our rural communities. Locally, all dairy farms are family-owned and operated. In...

Spring Planting Season

DeKalb County farmers are busy planting corn and soybeans. So what really happens during the planting season? And, what is all that equipment in the...

Five-year farm bill a done deal

President Obama signed the farm bill during a visit to Michigan State University on Friday. We have a summary available on some of the...

94% Farms are Family Farms

Did you know that 94% of farms in Illinois are operated by families? That’s right. Farming is really a family thing!

It’s Winter on the Farm

What do farmers do in the winter? Farmers don’t take the winter off; they have plenty to do. Farmers use this time to fix...