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Western Illinois Beans Feeling The Impacts Of Dry July And August soybean field

Rain gauges continue to run on empty in Western Illinois.  And producers are feeling the impacts.  Jim Coyne’s corn crop [Read the full article...]

Ag In The Classroom Bike Ride Traveling Through Mercer County ag in the classroom bike ride

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor caught up with retired Livingston County producer Charlie Grotevant this morning. He’s among the riders [Read the full article...]

Mercer Producers Receive $3-Million In Crop Insurance Payouts From 2012 Drought drought crop

The year of the drought, 2012, brought a downpour of insurance money on farmers, especially in Illinois. The state had [Read the full article...]

Illinois Wind Farm Construction Has Plateaued, Mercer County Project Up In Air wind turbines

Illinois is a leader in wind energy, according to a recent federal report – but an expert at Illinois State [Read the full article...]

Ag In The Classroom Bike Ride Swings Through Mercer County ag in the classroom bike ride

The Illinois Ag in the Classroom Bike Ride swings through Mercer, Knox, Warren and Henry Counties this week. Riders can [Read the full article...]

Pasture Tour Set For Lower Rock Island County Next Week pasture

Local producers invited to a pasture tour in lower Rock Island County next week. The program is sponsored by the [Read the full article...]

Farmer’s Market Season Continues In Aledo farmers market

Farmer’s market season is in full swing. The Aledo Main Street Farmer’s Market is set up every Thursday in the [Read the full article...]

Mercer County 4-H Livestock Judging Team Raising Funds For Denver Trip mercer 4h livestock judging team

The Mercer County 4-H Livestock Judging Team has qualified for the Western National Roundup Judging Contest in Denver and they [Read the full article...]

Blaser And Johnson Inducted Into Illinois 4-H Hall Of Fame 4h hall of fame

A couple of local 4-H volunteers have been inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame. Blair Blaser of Reynolds [Read the full article...]

Local Livestock Exhibitors Ready For Illinois State Fair trent zwicker

Many local livestock exhibitors are ready for the Illinois State Fair, including recent Orion High School graduate Trent Zwicker. He [Read the full article...]

Orion’s Martens Ready To Shine At State Fair martens

It’s her time to shine. Orion native Amelia Martens excited to be reigning over the 2013 Illinois State Fair. queen [Read the full article...]

Vocational Ag Student Numbers Holding Steady In Illinois vocational ag building

The number of vocational ag students holding steady throughout Illinois. Sam DeCounter is the ag teacher at Illini West High [Read the full article...]

Orion Native Martens Continues To Promote State And County Fairs Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Amelia Martens of Orion.

Orion High School graduate Amelia Martens continues to promote the Illinois State Fair and Illinois county fairs. She spoke at [Read the full article...]

Rural Appraiser Calls Farmland Best Investment On Planet farmground

Farmland is the best investment on the planet. Those words this week from Dale Aupperle with the Illinois Society of [Read the full article...]

Mercer And RI County Farmers Can Still Sign Up For Cover Crop Meeting COVER CROPS

Producers in Mercer and Rock Island Counties still have time to sign up for a meeting on cover crops next [Read the full article...]

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