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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…]

Mercer County Farm Bureau Offering Up To Nine Scholarships farm bureau building

The Mercer County Farm Bureau Foundation offering up to nine scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year. Mercer County Farm Bureau [Read the full article…]

New Staff Member & Office Hours For Mercer Extension Angie Dierikx

The Mercer Extension Unit resumes five day a week office hours this week. University of Illinois Extension’s Jenny Garner says [Read the full article…]

Mercer County Farm Bureau & FSA Office Hosting Farm Bill Meeting farm bureau building

The Mercer County Farm Bureau and Mercer County FSA are teaming up to sponsor a Farm Bill meeting next month. [Read the full article…]

Bustos To Serve On Two Key Ag Subcommittees bustos head shot

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos will serve on two key ag related subcommittees. She has been named to the General [Read the full article…]

Mercer County Extension Office To Be Open Five Days A Week Starting Next Month mercer extension

Starting on Monday, February 2, 2015, University of Illinois Extension offices for Henry/Stark and Mercer counties will be open from [Read the full article…]

Deere Announces Layoffs john deere

Deere & Company today announced it will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. The actions include [Read the full article…]

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