Farm News

Andalusia Couple Honored With Ag In The Classroom Award

An Andalusia couple honored with the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year award. Daryl and Karen Anderson received the recognition at the Illinois Farm Bureau’s annual meeting over the weekend.  The two retired teachers have been involved…

Sherrard FFA Alumni Seeking Members

Members being sought for the Sherrard FFA Alumni.  Kelly Weber is involved with the group. The cookout is from 5-to-7 p.m. Saturday. Membership to the Sherrard FFA Alumni is $20 per year.

New State Ag Director Named

For the second time this year, there’s a new director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. It’s Raymond Poe, for the last 21 years a state lawmaker from the Springfield area and a farmer since 1967. Poe has missed much…

Bustos Talks Cuba Trade With Local Farmers

Local farmers hear about trade potential with Cuba.  Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos just returned from a trip to the island nation with fellow Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis. Illinois Farm Bureau’s Adam Nielsen was also on the Cuba trade mission.…

Area Farmers Deal With Red Flag Warning

For the first time in recent memory, a red flag warning has been issued for most portions of northwest Illinois.  New Windsor area farmer Jeff Kirwan says he’s never heard of that until today. Viola area producer Chad Bell says…

Bustos On Trade Trip To Cuba

Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is getting a firsthand look at Illinois’ next possible trading partner. Bustos is one of two members of Congress on a trip to Cuba. She says the goal is to make inroads so Illinois companies can…