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Rules for the Road Truck Meeting for Farmers

Trucking regulations can be complicated, and farm exemptions compound that problem. It seems everyone has a different answer to your question. Farm Bureau is holding a series of regional meetings on trucking laws specifically for farmers. The northern Illinois meetings are March 5 at 10 a.m. at Tettens Grain, 1684 Nachusa Rd., ...read more

Farm Bureau Wants You Counted in Census

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Farm Bureau is working to ensure the U.S. Decennial Census counts each of its members. “The ...read more

Local Crop Specialist Opens New Office

Farm Bureau welcomes Don Young to the Center for Agriculture. Don Young feels right at home in his new office at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture. He relocated to the Farm Bureau building the first of the year. “Being here allows me to be where farmers come to do ...read more

Farm Bureau Represents Farmers

A Trusted Resource and Advocate for Farming and Agriculture Since the early beginnings of Farm Bureau the organization has been a “Voice of Organized Agriculture” speaking out on behalf of farmers and representing them on all fronts. Farm Bureau’s unified voice has been effective in lobbying for legislation, working to improve farm ...read more

Pesticide Testing at Farm Bureau

Farmers who need to renew their pesticide applicator license, have an opportunity at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture on Thursday, Feb. 13. The Illinois Department of Agriculture will offer pesticide applicator testing from 9 a.m. until noon in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. This is a test-only session. Tests ...read more

Hemp Workshop Held Locally

Learn more about growing hemp. Hemp, a versatile cash crop, has provided opportunities for the cultivation, distribution, and processing of legal hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD. But it’s not without its own set of challenges. Learn more about growing hemp at an “Introduction to Industrial Hemp” program on Monday, Feb.10 at ...read more

Ag Outlook Uncertain for 2020 Year

Low grain prices main driver of lower farm income. The combination of stagnant commodity prices and lower yields, compared to recent seasons, pressured farm returns again this year. And that pattern could continue in 2020 without a major change in the trade environment or rebound in crop production. “Incomes are back to ...read more

Certified Livestock Manager Workshop in February

Livestock producers who need to be recertified can attend a workshop at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 19 beginning at 9 a.m. The Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act requires producers to receive training through the University of Illinois Extension Certified Livestock Manager Training Program. This program provides producers ...read more

Dicamba Training/Certification at Farm Bureau

Dicamba training/certification held at Farm Bureau, Feb. 17 Certification needed annually to apply dicamba products. Farmers who plan on applying any of the dicamba products labeled for use on soybeans in 2020, which includes Engenia, Xtendimax, FeXapan or Tavium, MUST attend dicamba label training annually. Farmers who have attended dicamba training in the ...read more

New Year, New Views

Center for Agriculture professionals provide perspectives of this year in agriculture. Will 2020 be a better year for agriculture? What can farmers expect? What advice do you have pertaining to your area of expertise? How can you help farmers with their challenges? Dean Johnson, Soil and Water Conservation District; Randy Panzer, Compeer; Greg Millburg, Farm ...read more