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The ABC’s of Farm Bureau Young Leaders

Are you interested in agriculture and between the ages of 18-35? Join the DeKalb County Young Leaders. As a Young Leader you will have opportunities to tour agribusinesses, meet new friends, develop professional skills, and make a difference within your community. It’s as easy as ABC. Always make time to meet people. Nearly ...read more

Legislators Maintain Top Ranks with IFB

Legislators representing DeKalb County ranked 90% or better. Four state legislators serving DeKalb County residents earned top rankings with Illinois Farm Bureau.   Illinois Farm Bureau recently released the voting records of state legislators for the 2019 spring session. The ratings are based on how legislators voted on certain bills in accordance with ...read more

Give a Gift of Grain at Harvest

Hauling grain to the elevator? Consider giving a gift of grain. A gift of grain is another option of charitable giving. The value of the grain can be used to support much needed charitable causes in our local community. Farmers may donate corn or soybeans by delivering grain to a commercial elevator ...read more

Harvest Season Permits Now Available

Farmers may now apply for Harvest Season Permits from IDOT and road jurisdictions. Farmers may apply for a special permit that allows up to a maximum 10% over their gross vehicle weight, axle weight and registered weight limits. For permits on state routes, farmers must obtain a permit from the Illinois ...read more

Illinois Farmland Values Only Slightly Changed

“Static” is likely the best way to describe what is happening with prices being paid for Illinois farmland. This is according to the annual Mid-Year Snapshot Survey done by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers among its members and those closely allied to the industry. “We have seen ...read more

Crop Update

A big cover crop of oats and late corn harvest are on the horizon. Thousands of acres of cover crops are growing in fields where corn typically grows in DeKalb County. When you are used to seeing field after field of corn in the county this year you may have noticed another ...read more

ACG Announces Partnership with Indigo

The Ag Consulting Group has scheduled a meeting for local farmers to learn more about their new partnership with Indigo. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture. Lunch will be provided. “Indigo aligns with our focus, specifically on ...read more

Prevented Planting Cover Crop Incentive Program

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the release of the FY2020 Prevented Planting/Cover Crop Incentive Program. This program provides a $5 per acre incentive payment for the planting of a cover crop on acres that have been enrolled into the prevented planting option of the USDA RMA crop insurance program. These ...read more

FB Reps Serve on Underwood’s Ag Committee

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood met recently with her newly formed Ag Advisory Committee. Committee members serving have varied farm and food backgrounds and most have connections to Farm Bureau. Pictured are (from left) Mark Tuttle, Somonauk; Carolyn Gehrke, Elgin; Congresswoman Underwood and Dan Ziller, Huntley. Others on the committee are: Chris Gould, ...read more

Rep. Demmer Offers Legislative Update

State Rep. Tom Demmer (left) met with the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and President Mark Tuttle (right) recently to provide a legislative update. In the spring session, he voted in favor of the state budget and was supportive of improvements to infrastructure. “It’s not a perfect budget, but ...read more