Category Archives: Agribusiness

Not the year to skimp on insurance

Not the year to skimp on insurance

January 15, 2019   With declining farm revenues and other industry factors, this is not the year to skimp on crop insurance protection. “This is a tough environment you are in and it’s not getting better,” said Doug Yoder, crop agency manager with COUNTRY Financial during an informational meeting in Fairbury last week. Through new…MORE

Seminar for landowners Jan. 30

Seminar for landowners Jan. 30

January 14, 2019 BLOOMINGTON – A complimentary Central Illinois farm seminar event is set for Jan. 30 at the Holiday Inn & Suites on East Empire Street in Bloomington. The three-seminar event for farmland owners is presented by First Mid Ag Services, formerly Soy Capital Ag Services, and Ritchie Law Office, Ltd. Attendees will have…MORE

LG program utilizes technology

LG program utilizes technology

January 11, 2019 MINONK – Many farmers are using the latest technology on their operations which opens up the perfect farm playbook. LG Seeds can perform on-farm testing in an area as small as two acres through Advantage Acre. “A planter can vary the population within those two acres and we can pick up those…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Understanding TIF investments

As we near another local election, understanding what a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district is and its role in economic development seems unclear to many I talk to.

WJBC Voices: JB the CK

Based on the budget, Pritzker ought to change his initials from J.B. (whatever they stand for) to C.K. (Can Kicker).