Category: Farm News

Checking In On Mercer County Crops

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Could be a bin buster this harvest season in Mercer County, according to one local producer. With the exception of one damaging storm in mid-July, growing degree days and overnight rain have been just about perfect….. Chad Bell farms near…

Johnson Receives Ag Youth Award


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


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…