Farm News

United’s Campbell Elected State FFA President

CAMPBELL

A United High School grad is the new president of the Illinois State FFA. J.C. Campbell was raised on a small family farm outside Little York, growing corn, soybeans and raising beef cattle. Campbell was named president this morning, and…

CRP Program Improving Pheasant Habitat In Mercer County

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A Conservation Reserve Program is working in Mercer County to improve pheasant habitat. The initiative falls under the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement or SAFE projects says Bill Joseph with the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District. Ag producers…

Slumping Sales For Deere

JOHN-DEERE

Deere & Company says the slump in farming and construction are to blame for their profit drops. The company on last week released an earnings statement. Deere is claiming a 28-percent slump in profits from this time last year. Deere chairman…