Local Ag News

Recent Illinois Farmland Auction Brings $17,000 An Acre

Farmland values continue an upward trend in Illinois. A sale on Friday in Douglas County near Arcola brought $17,000 an acre says Dan Sullivan with Sullivan Auctioneers. Sullivan says there were bidders from nine states and seven different parties were…

Keeping Livestock Cool During Summer Heat

It takes fans, it takes drinking water, and it takes sprinklers to keep livestock cool during this stretch of heat in western Illinois. Mercer County pork producer Chad Bell took to social media to explain his practices. Bell farms in…

It’s Sunflower Season; Dandee Flowers Opens This Weekend

Sunflower season is here. Kate Danner and her husband Jason have started Dandee Flowers on their family farm, west of Aledo. The grand opening is this weekend. Dandee Flowers is open Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting…

Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction Grosses $53,934

Another big success for the Mercer County Youth Livestock Auction. $53,934 was grossed at the Friday night event. Evan Wynne showed the grand champion market swine, which brought $7 a pound. The grand champion steer garnered $2.70 a pound at…