LEADER PAGE 3/12/2012

  SOUTHERN POLL – Sixty-three percent of voters in Southern Illinois believe the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit can be solved by cutting waste and inefficiency, but oppose cuts such as closing outdated or underutilized state facilities, according to the latest Southern Illinois Poll, conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU-Carbondale.  The poll … Continue reading

January 10, 2012

LEADER PAGE                      1/10/2012 1:20 PM AFBF UPDATE – Delegates at the AFBF Annual Meeting in Honolulu are debating policy today.  Yesterday, Illinois garnered two runner-up finishes in the Young Leader Discussion Meet and Achievement Award. Check out FarmWeekNow and RFD Radio for details. WHAT’S THE VALUE – A new study shows that we tend to … Continue reading

Labor Pool Listing Offered

The McDonough County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a farm labor pool listing for McDonough County area residents.  A list is currently being compiled of people who are looking for agricultural related work.  The list will then be available at the Farm Bureau Office in Macomb, and will also be accessible to anyone who needs farm … Continue reading

Shine up those clubs!

The Second Annual McDonough County Farm Bureau Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Gold Hills Golf Course in Macomb. The proceeds raised from the Golf Outing benefit the MCDFB Foundation which support programs such as Ag in the Classroom to provide free agriculture materials, presentations and resources to local … Continue reading

“Marketing Made Easy” Seminar to be Offered

Farm Bureau  is offering a ladies marketing seminar on Monday, August 30th at the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau in Monmouth, Illinois.  Ladies will be offered two different time slots to attend the seminar in an effort to accommodate busy schedules. The first seminar will be presented from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The same information will be … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars!

Grain Marketing 102 Andrew Goodrich will present a commodity marketing 102 seminar on Thursday, July 22nd beginning at 7 p.m. at the McDonough County Farm Bureau office. Goodrich will be building upon some of principals taught in his 101 seminar earlier in the year. If you’re looking to improve your marketing strategy, then this meeting … Continue reading

Marketing Meeting Held

Dr. Steve Johnson made a stop in Macomb on Tuesday night for a commodity marketing presentation entitled “Controlling the Crop Controllables.” A great crowd joined us at the Vineyard Church in Macomb for his no nonsense presentation. Pictured above is Dr. Gordon Roskamp of WIU and Dr. Steve Johnson. Follow this link to her a … Continue reading

Marketing Seminar Planned

“Controlling the Crop Controllables”   McDonough County producers will have an opportunity to hear Dr. Steven Johnson as they gather information on meeting the new challenges during an upcoming seminar. Topics will include: 2010 Crop Supply/Demand & Price Outlook, Understanding USDA Reports, Determining 2010 Crop Margins, Overcoming Crop Marketing Paralysis and Utilizing a Variety of … Continue reading