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Area Producers Invited To QC Pollinator Conference qc pollinator

Local producers invited to the Quad Cities Pollinator Conference next month. The event is hosted by the US Fish and [Read the full article…]

Posted County Grain Prices – 5/15/2015

Mercer Co. – Corn $3.56  Soybeans $9.51 Rock Island Co. – Corn $3.55  Soybeans $9.54

U Of I Extension Plans AgriTours In Western Illinois Paige Beck, PND Poultry of Ophiem

University of Illinois Extension hosting AgriTours this spring, summer and fall featuring a variety of producers in Western Illinois. The [Read the full article…]

Mercer County Second Graders Spend Day At ACE Camp ace camp 2015

It was a good day in the classroom for over 200 second grade students in the Mercer County and Sherrard [Read the full article…]

19th ACE Camp Tuesday ace camp

Mercer County Ag in the Classroom celebrating 19 years of ACE Camp. Bill Joseph with the Mercer County Soil and [Read the full article…]

Planters Ready To Roll In Mercer & Surrounding Counties File photo.

Planters getting ready to roll in Mercer and surrounding counties. Michael Zecher is finishing up some field prep work. Zecher [Read the full article…]

State Funding Suspended For Local Soil & Water Conservation District Offices swcd cuts

More fallout from Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend state funds for various programs. $2.8 million of Soil and Water [Read the full article…]

County Fairs Not Expected To Take Hit In New State Budget mercer county fair 2015

County fairs should hold their ground when the Illinois General Assembly approves the Fiscal Year 2016 budget later this spring. [Read the full article…]

Mercer County 4-H’er On First Ever State Livestock Ambassador Team Mercer County 4-H Member

A Mercer County 4-H member part of the first ever State 4-H Livestock Ambassador Team. 16 year old Courtney Wiedenmann [Read the full article…]

Farmland Prices Down 3-Percent At End Of 2014 In Illinois farmland auction

The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers survey sees up to a 3-percent drop in farmland prices [Read the full article…]

Rockridge FFA & Reason’s Join Forces For Meat Judging Contest meath judging

A local FFA chapter, a community college and a local business join forces to promote a career development event for [Read the full article…]

Final 2014 Mercer County Corn & Soybean Production Numbers nass

The final numbers are in for the 2014 growing season in Mercer County. The National Agricultural Statistics Service shows Mercer [Read the full article…]

Mercer County Farmland Auction Brings $9,600 An Acre farmland auction feb 2015

Interest remains strong and prices remain strong for Illinois farmland. An auction last Friday at the Mercer County VFW in [Read the full article…]

Deere Reports 43-Percent Drop In Quarterly Profit john deere

Farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Company is reporting a big drop in quarterly profit.  Falling sales for heavy machinery like [Read the full article…]

Local Farmers Donate To Food Bank bushels for hunger 2015

For a fifth straight year, a local food bank gets some help from local farmers. Producers from Mercer, Rock Island, [Read the full article…]

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