Category: Farm News

MidwestCornLawsuit.com Hosting Town Hall Meeting In Aledo Aug. 1st

A group called MidwestCornLawsuit.com will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Aledo next week. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. The suit claims in 2009, Syngenta released a new strain of corn…

Aledo Main Street Farmer’s Market Season In Full Swing

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The Aledo Main Street Farmer’s Market season is in full swing. And Main Street Executive Director Dana Murphy says there’s a new vendor coming the next two weeks. Sitka Salmon Shares main operations are in Sitka, Alaska. The Aledo Main…

Johnson Receives Ag Youth Award

2016 BROWNFIELD YOUTH AG AWARD WINNER

WRMJ and the Brownfield Network announced the winner of their annual Illinois Ag Youth Award Friday night during the Rock Island County Fair 4-H Youth Livestock Auction. WRMJ General Manager John Hoscheidt presented a special belt buckle to Tayler Johnson…

Deere Announces 120 Layoffs Today

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Deere & Company announcing today that approximately 120 production employees at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline will be placed on indefinite layoff. The move is effective Sept. 6. The factory’s workforce currently includes approximately 1,050 production employees. Deere…

Mercer County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Hosts Soybean Shopping Spree

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The Mercer County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hosting a Soybean Shopping Spree. The event held last night at Mercer Market and featured three local police chiefs says women’s committee member Susan DeBlock. The winner was Keithsburg Police Chief Allen Henshaw.…

Local Farm Bureau ‘Bushels For Hunger’ Campaign Trucks In $18,000 Worth Of Food To Mercer County

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Nearly $18,000 worth of food distributed to 100 Mercer County area families this week. It’s the result of a program called “Bushels for Hunger”—a local farm bureau effort where farmers donate a portion of their harvest at area grain elevators–with…

WRMJ’s Taylor & Rockridge’s Whisman Team Up To Win Rock Island County Fair Celebrity Showmanship Contest

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WRMJ with a winning night in the show ring. The Rock Island County Fair Celebrity Showmanship Contest was held last night and the judge was 2012 Sherrard High School grad Dayton Coyne. And we were teamed up with Rockridge senior…

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Brings In $52,979 This Year

Sheridan Hank, who showed the Grand Champion Native Steer at last week's Mercer County Fair, and auctioneer Steve Relander at Friday night's Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction.

Another successful year for the Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction. The event generated $52,979 on Friday night. Among those participating were Sheridan Hank, who showed the Grand Champion Steer and Brooke Ryner, who showed the Grand Champion Lamb at last…

Mercer County’s Welch Wins Ag Youth Award

WRMJ's John Hoscheidt with Brandi Welch at last Friday's Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction.

WRMJ and Brownfield, Ag News for America presented Brandi Welch with the 2016 Illinois Ag Youth Award during the Mercer County Fair Youth Livestock Auction Friday night. WRMJ Owner and General Manager John Hoscheidt said he was pleased to present…