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Slumping Sales For 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…

Rockridge’s Whisman Wins Top State FFA Award


Cole Whisman was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Equine Science Placement.  Cole is a member of the Rockridge FFA Chapter.  Illinois FFA recognizes students in fifty-two different areas based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised…

Mercer County Producer Embracing Cover Crops

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A Mercer County producer continues to utilize cover crop practices.  Chad Bell of Viola uses cereal rye as a cover crop on his family’s corn and soybean no-till fields.  He started with 55-acres in 2012 and has since expanded to…