Farm News

Deere & UAW Begin Negotiations

Moline based Deere & Company and the UAW have started negotiations on a new master labor agreement. The current six-year master agreement covers approximately 10,000 manufacturing employees at 12 Deere facilities and expires at midnight on September 30th, 2015. In…

Bustos Visits Mercer County Farm

A young Mercer County farmer gets an audience with Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos over the weekend.  The main talking point for Chad Bell–Waters of the U.S. or “WOTUS”.  He says it will have a significant impact on his operation and all…

Bustos To Tour New Windsor Farm This Weekend

Members of the Mercer County Farm Bureau will host Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos on a farm tour this weekend. She will tour the farm of Chad Bell, who raises corn, soybeans, alfalfa and cattle in rural New Windsor, to learn…

Two State Fair Grand Champions For Mercer County

Mercer County home to two Illinois State Fair Grand Champions. For the second time in four years, 2014 Mercer County High School graduate and Seaton native A.J. Line scored Market Steer Grand Champion honors on Saturday. And 12 year old…