The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 8/19/19 - 8/23/19

On the Show next LIVE broadcasts from the Farm Progress Show & Half Century of Progress!


8/19 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Rich Guebert – IL Farm Bureau President
Roger Sy – IL Corn Marketing Board Vice President


8/19 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Jerry Toohill – Clinton YMCA “Acres For Kids” & Stone Seed DSM


8/20 am
David Murphy – 360 Yield Center @ Proving Grounds Event


8/20 noon
Rennie Cluver – Clinton YMCA Executive Director
David Torbert – Clinton YMCA Camp Osage Director


8/21 am
Duane Noland – Meridian High School Ag Ed Foundation


8/21 noon
LIVE @ Farm Progress Show Media Day (12:20 – 2p on Both)


8/22 am
U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos
Doug Schroeder – IL Soybean Association Chair


8/22 noon
Aaron Johnson – Vice President of Farm Credit IL
IL Treasurer Michael Frerichs & Mitchell Howlett - ISF Champion


8/23 am
Tara Hummell & Macey Deblock - ISF Champions

Faith Foster & Chase Tomhave –  ISF Champions


8/23 noon
LIVE @ Farm Progress Show (12:20 – 2p on Both)



8/24  -  LIVE at Half Century of Progress in Rantoul 10a to 12p on WHOW




The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 8/12/19 - 8/16/19

Next week on the Show....



8/12 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Brian Duncan – Vice President of IL Farm Bureau


8/12 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau


8/13 am
Marty Ropp – McLean County Youth Animal Ag Group


8/13 noon
LIVE @ Illinois State Fair Ag Day (12:20 – 1p on WHOW & WTIM)


8/14 am
Paul Harms – Precision Planting
Andy Feucht – Precision Planting


8/14 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau


8/15 am
Matt Jungmann – National Events MGR for Farm Progress


8/15 noon
Cole Patrick – Country Financial On Use Of Drones


8/16 am
Tim Souder & Lucas Helton - 360 Yield Center


8/16 noon
Max Armstrong – Half Century of Progress Show







The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 8/5/19 - 8/9/19

On the Show next week.....



8/5 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Jay Peterson – Peterson Insurance Services on Frost Protection


8/5 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Mark Gebhards – Director of Governmental Affairs & Commodities @ IL Farm Bureau


8/6 am
Todd Hubbs – U of I Agricultural Economist


8/6 noon
Bryce Baker – Marketing Manager w/ Precision Planting


8/7 am
John Klemm – Dewitt County Farmer


8/7 noon
Veronica Nigh – Trade Economist w/ AFBF


8/8 am
Chad Kalaher – Agronomist w/ Beck's Hybrids


8/8 noon
Pat Toohill – McLean County Farmer


8/9 am
Alison Van Eenennaum – Cooperative Extension Specialist @ UC Davis 


8/9 noon
Matt Pflum – Farmer's Business Network







McLean County Fair To Feature MY AG Youth Sale Saturday

A group of motivated friends of Mclean County youth livestock programs, 4-H and the McLean County Fair started a new premium sale to benefit youth livestock participants in 2015. Last year’s effort resulted in the distribution of nearly $70,000 to 143 youth livestock program participants bringing our program total to nearly $220,000 in just 4 years. We are truly grateful and humbled by the support this program has received from the community. This effort is designed to reward local youth who participate in high commitment agricultural livestock projects. Youth participants in high commitment livestock projects have a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow in their understanding of many disciplines and their appreciation of agriculture.


This is the 4rd year that MY AG (McLean County Youth Animal Agriculture Group) has awarded scholarships to participating youth. This year the scholarships will be awarded in honor of the following individuals and their families: Eldon Bayles, Ron Hofbauer, Paul Zimmerman, Jerry Hoffman. These individuals and their families are being honored due to their tireless efforts to positively impact young people with a passion for livestock. So many lives have been both enriched and cultivated by their efforts.


MY AG is hosting the 2019 premium livestock sale on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The buyer’s luncheon will start at 11:30 am with the sale scheduled for 12:30 pm. Please come join us and help make this our best event yet!


The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/29/19 - 8/2/19


Next week on the show....

7/29 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
David Brix – Macon County Farmer & Farm Progress Show Host Farmer


7/29 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Bryan Sharp – Christian County Farmer


7/30 am
Kris Ehler – Champaign County Agronomist


7/30 noon
Kevin Scholl – Syngenta Agronomist In Northern IL


7/31 am
Rick Eastham – Edgar County Farmer


7/31 noon
Jason Webster – Agronomist & PTI Manager for Precision Planting


8/1 am
Megan Baskerville – Upper Sangamon River Watershed MGR for The Nature Conservancy


8/1 noon
David Murphy – 360 Yield Center on Proving Grounds Event


8/2 am
Eddie Kale – Golden Harvest Sales Mgr in Christian, Shelby, Effingham, Fayette, & Marion


8/2 noon
LIVE @ Logan County Fair
(12:20p to 1p on WHOW)
(12:20p to 12:35p on WTIM)






USDA Announces MFP Payments, Local Rates; Sign-up Begins Monday


The sign-up period begins Monday for the next round of trade aid payments to farmers. The Department of Agriculture Thursday announced details of the Market Facilitation Program payments as part of a $16 billion trade aid package. USDA will begin mailing payments to producers in late August.


 County payment rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact of “unjustified trade retaliation” in that county. Most payments for Corn Belt states average between $60 and $80 an acre. Meanwhile, producers who filed a prevented planting claim and planted an FSA-certified cover crop, with the potential to be harvested, qualify for a $15 per acre payment. Acres that were never planted in 2019 are not eligible. 


Local county payment rates include:
DeWitt    $82
Logan    $76
Macon    $81
McLean    $82
Piatt    $87


Dairy producers will receive a per hundredweight payment on production history. Hog producers will receive a payment based on the number of live hogs owned on a day selected by the producer between April 1 and May 15, 2019. 


For more information, visit or contact your local FSA office.





Steam Threshing Days Set For August 2 & 3

The Steam Threshing days set for August 2 – 3 at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center near Arthur will feature demonstrations in action. The show runs from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3rd.


New this year will be a horse treadmill and broom corn threshing. The horse treadmill is used to transfer horsepower to operate a variety of machinery via a power shaft coming direct from the treadmill. Also new this year will be broom corn threshing and broom making. You’ll be able to watch the broom corn threshed to separate the seed from the head and see the broom made.


Steam Threshing Days will feature oat threshing with a steam traction engine, corn shelling, blacksmithing, horse shoeing, hay demonstrations, sawmill, dynomonitor demonstration, and numerous horse and tractor activities. A Parade of Power will be held on August 2 at Tours of the Schrock and Yoder houses will be ongoing throughout the show.


The Illinois Amish Heritage Center is located on Illinois 133 nine miles west of Arcola or 3.5 miles east of Arthur. The show entrance is on County Road 400E. For a full schedule, and more information, call Jim Fleming at 217-791-1026.


The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/22/19 - 7/26/19

Next week on the show....



7/22 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Eric Snodgrass - Atmospheric Scientist w/ Nutrien Ag Solutions


7/22 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Brian Splitt – AgMarket.Net on Midwest Corn Report (Part 1)


7/23 am
Karl Probst – Coles County Farmer


7/23 noon
Brian Splitt – AgMarket.Net on Midwest Corn Report (Part 2)


7/24 am
Charlie Mittsderfer – U of I Weed Science Plots


7/24 noon
Jeff Brown – Macon County Farmer


7/25 am
Mathew Wiggins – Technical Services Manager w/ FMC


7/25 noon
LIVE @ Christian County Fair (On WHOW Only Due To Cardinals on WTIM)


7/26 am
Rob Shafer – Mclean/Woodford County Farmer


7/26 noon
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau Golf Outing







Preparations Continue for Illinois State Fair

Preparations continue on the Illinois State Fairgrounds for this year's Fair, which takes place August 8-18.


The Coliseum (above) is getting a major renovation, after being declared unsafe a few years ago.  It's expected to be ready for the Fair's horse shows and many other events.


Listen for Illinois State Fair reports on WHOW THE BIG 1520/92.3 & 106.5 FM streamed at, on the WHOW mobile app and on Amazon Alexa.


These reports will also be heard on NEWSTALK WTIM THE BIG 870/96.1/107.5/107.7 FM streamed at, on the WTIM mobile app and on Amazon Alexa.


The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/15/19 - 7/19/19

Next week on the show...



7/15 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Aaron Hager – U of I Weed Sciences Field Day


7/15 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
LIVE @ Mansea Metal in Mt. Zion


7/16 am
Austin Scott – Beck's Hybrids Agronomist in Tennessee


7/16 noon
KJ Johnson – IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assoc. & Champaign Co Farmer


7/17 am
Lucas Roney – Moultire Co Farmer


7/17 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau


7/18 am
David Murphy – Peoria County Farmer


7/18 noon
LIVE @ Jenner Precision Ag in Fairbury


7/19 am
Jeff Brown – Agronomy Lead w/ United Prairie


7/19 noon
Danny Himes – LG Seeds in Shelby, Christian, Montgomery Co.







The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/8/19 - 7/12/19

Early post due to the holiday.  Have a great 4th of July!


On the Show next week....


7/8 am (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Ken Franklin – Christian County Farmer

7/8 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau

7/9 am
Kyle Meece – Innovation Agronomy Lead @ United Prairie

7/9 noon
JC Reitmeir – President of IL Chapter 10 IH Collectors Club

                       (Penfield Historic Farm Days Preview)

7/10 am
Dave Bishop – Logan County Farmer

7/10 noon
Doug Gucker – DeWitt, Macon, Piatt U of I Extension

7/11 am
Matt Stolte – Montgomery County Farmer & Popcorn

7/11 noon
Joe Bolte – Herbicide Specialist w/ Beck's Hybrids

7/12 am
Matt Hughes – McLean County Farmer

7/12 noon
Dave Steward – DeWitt County Farmer







The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/1/19 - 7/5/19

Next week on the show....


7/1 am (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Lisa Steele – Expert on Backyard Chickens


7/1 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
David Fulton – Precision Conservation Management


7/2 am
Jonah Totten – Piatt Co. SWCD &

Reid Christiansen – U of I
7/2 noon
Harold Wilkens – Iroqouis Co. Organic Farmer


7/3 am
Jonathan Perkins – Becks Hybrids Effingham PFR Manager


7/3 noon
Jill Brockman-Cummings – Manager Of The Mill At Janie's Farm


7/4 am
Karla Gage – Weed Sciences @ SIU On Hemp Agronomy (Best Of)


7/4 noon
Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan (Best Of)


7/5 am
Jim Schwartz – Becks Hybrids Dir. Of PFR & Agronomy


7/5 noon
Chad Sanders – Bloomington Based Baker


The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 6/24/19 - 6/28/19

Next Week on the show....



6/24 am  (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Joe Bolte – Beck's Hybrids Herbicide Insight Days Preview


6/24 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Chris Miller – Meteorologist w/ National Weather Service


6/25 am
Ashley Belle, Aaron Schafer, Doug Peterson, Giovanni Fontes – Dudley Smith Field Day


6/25 noon
Lynn Rohrscheib – President of IL Soybean Association


6/26 am
Stephanie Porter – Agronomist w/ Golden Harvest


6/26 noon
Scott Durbin – Christian County Farmer


6/27 am
Jake Lieb – Piatt County Farmer & SHP Field Day


6/27 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau


6/28 am
Barry Fisher – NRCS Soil Health Specialist


6/28 noon
Elizabeth Burns – Clinton Area Farmers Market







More than 7,900 Farm Credit Illinois members will receive their share of a $20
million cash patronage distribution this week – the first patronage payment since
the Association’s charter.

In December 2018, FCI’s Board of Directors declared a $20 million distribution after
reviewing year-end financials and projecting capital and business needs for the
coming year.

In true cooperative spirit and demonstrating Member Economic Participation – a
guiding principle of all cooperative businesses – patronage is distributed equitably
based on the business value each borrower-member contributed to the cooperative in

All checks arrive the week of June 17-21 by mail or hand delivery. This inaugural
cash patronage is a tribute to generations of farm family cooperative members.

“Through both prosperous and challenging times, FCI grew responsibly and maintained
quality service while capitalizing for the future,” according to Tom Tracy, FCI
President & CEO.

Together, FCI and its members celebrate the legacy of disciplined management from
borrower-members and cooperative managers alike, which allows patronage payments to
become the newest way FCI creates cooperative value.

“As a cooperative owned by its members, FCI is in tune with the needs of farm
families and agribusinesses,” says Eric Mosbey, FCI Board Chair. “Cash patronage is
the newest way FCI creates cooperative value for its borrowers.”

“In a season filled with uncertainty and anxieties, farm families look forward to
unbudgeted revenue through FCI’s new cash patronage,” says Tracy. “The cooperative’s
core purpose is Helping Farm Families Succeed and this earnings distribution will
help our farm family-members navigate these challenging economic times.”



The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 6/17/19 - 6/21/19

Next week on the Farm Show....


6/17 am (6:35a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan

6/17 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Mark Gebhards – IL Farm Bureau Director of Governmental Affairs & Commodities

6/18 am
Lance Tarchione – Agronomist w/ Bayer near Peoria

6/18 noon
Derek Martin – Logan County Farmer

6/19 am
Matt Jungmann – Director of Farm Progress Show

6/19 noon
LIVE @ Dudley Smith Field Day Near Pana

6/20 am
Joel Reedy – Moultrie County Farmer

6/20 noon
Jamie Walter – Dekalb County Farmer & Whiskey Acres Distillery

6/21 am
Len Corzine – Christian County Farmer

6/21 noon
Paul Butler – Macon County Farmer


State Officers Elected at FFA Convention

The 2019-2020 Illinois State Officer Team was elected Thursday, June 13, by delegates at the 91st annual Illinois State FFA Convention. The officers will be installed Thursday afternoon to serve the Illinois Association FFA for the next 12 months.


The newly elected officers are as follows:


President: Gage Miller of Cambridge (Henry County); Cambridge FFA
Vice President: Lane Harvey of Fairfield (Wayne County); Fairfield FFA
Reporter: Brodee McCormick of Athens (Menard County);Athens FFA
Secretary: Collin White of Forest City (Mason County); Midwest Central FFA
Treasurer: Emma Freebairn of Ottawa (LaSalle County); Serena FFA 


18-year-old McCormick says he'd like to continue the proud traditions of leadership development, personal growth, and career success in the FFA. He hopes to use his time and talents to elevate and inspire members across the state.


18-year-old White hopes to boost young members’ spirits and motivate them to be their best and wants to give back to the organization that has helped him grow into a better person without fear and with memories that last a lifetime.


The five officers were elected from a group of 10 candidates selected by a committee in early spring. Each officer puts their collegiate pursuits on hold for one year as they serve the Illinois Association FFA. Officers typically travel more than 20,000 miles visiting FFA chapters around the state, conducting workshops and meetings, representing Illinois FFA in professional settings, and promoting agricultural education. Since 1929, Illinois has elected a State FFA Officer Team.


Area Winners Selected at Illinois Junior Angus Field Day

Illinois junior Angus members led 166 entries at the 2019 Illinois Junior Angus Association Field Day in Bloomington, Ill. Katy Satree, Montague, Texas, evaluated 100 owned females, 51 bred-and-owned females, six steers, four cow-calf pairs, and five bred-and-owned bulls before choosing champions


PVF Lucy 8225 claimed grand champion owned female honors. Katelyn Eathington, Avon, Ill., owns the July 2018 daughter of PVF Surveillance 4129. She first won intermediate champion.


Accent Advantage 1812 grand champion bred-and-owned bull. Jonathan Taylor, Oakland, Ill., owns the March 2018 son of RB Absolute Advantage. He first won junior champion.


Ben Sellmeyer, Maroa, Ill., led the reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull after first winning junior calf champion. Es Black Pearl 9101 is a January 2019 son of PVF Insight 0129.


PVF Proven Queen 8127 was named grand champion bred-and-owned female after winning junior champion. Amelia Miller, Gridley, Ill., owns the March 2018 daughter of C&C Priority 1428B EXAR.


Dameron Primrose 857 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female. Max Dameron, Towanda, Ill., owns the March 2016 daughter of Kramers Insight 569. She first won reserve junior calf champion.


ES Rita 701 won reserve grand champion cow-calf pair. Ben Sellmeyer, Maroa, Ill., owns the January 2017 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303. A January 2019 bull calf sired by PVF Insight 0129 is at side.


The event took place on June 1st.


Area Winners Chosen at Central Illinois Preview Angus Show

Angus enthusiasts led 152 entries at the 2019 Central Illinois Angus Association Preview Show, June 2, in Bloomington, Ill. Kyle Conley, of Sulphur, Oklahoma, evaluated the nine bulls, 133 females, six steers and four cow-calf pairs.


Accent Advantage 1812 earned grand champion bull honors after first winning junior champion. Jonathan Taylor, Oakland, Ill., owns the March 2018 son of RB Absolute Advantage.


Dameron Northern Miss 8153 won grand champion female. Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill., owns the May 2018 daughter of EXAR Blue Chip 1877B. She first won intermediate champion.


Top Line Proven Queen 8210 was named reserve grand champion female after first winning senior calf champion. Danielle Alberts, Atlanta, Ill., owns the September 2018 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303.


Decker Inauguration won grand champion steer. Lindsey Decker, Philo, Ill., owns the April 2018 son of PVF Inauguration 6174.


The 2019 Central Illinois Angus Association Preview Show was held on June 2nd.


The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 6/10/10 to 6/14/19

This week on the show....


Plus we'll be live at the 66th Piatt County Fair on Friday! 



6/10 am (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Eric Snodgrass - Atmospheric Scientist w/ Nutrien Ag Solutions


6/10 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Emerson Nafziger – Professor Emeritus of Crops Sciences @ U of I (Part 1)


6/11 am
Aaron Hager – Professor of Weed Sciences @ U of I


6/11 noon
Emerson Nafziger – Professor Emeritus of Crop Sciences @ U of I (Part 2)


6/12 am
Sondra Baker – Director of IL Envirothon


6/12 noon
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau


6/13 am
Chase Brown – Macon County Farmer & Cover Crop Options


6/13 noon
Jennifer Fillipiak – Midwest Director of American Farmland Trust


6/14 am
Corbett Kull – Founder & CEO of Tillable


6/14 noon
LIVE @ 66th Piatt County Fair in Cerro Gordo (12:20 to 1p on WHOW)





Wet Spring Cancels Upcoming DeWitt County Museum Tractor Show

The wet 2019 planting season has caused the cancellation of the upcoming DeWitt County Museum Tractor Show. 


The event had been set for June 15th, 2019.  Museum Director, Joey Woolridge, made the announcement Wednesday saying the museum apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.


2019 Agriculture Scholars Celebrated at Luncheon

Twenty-eight High Schools Seniors Receive $2,000 to Pursue Ag Career


The class of 2019 Farm Credit agriculture scholars was recognized during a scholarship luncheon at Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) in Mahomet Thursday, May 30.


A total of $56,000 of scholarships were awarded to 28 high school seniors. Each scholar receives $2,000 from FCI to pursue a degree within the field of agriculture. Twenty-five of the students attended the recognition program.


This marks the sixteenth year of the Farm Credit agriculture scholarship program, which has awarded $456,000 to 357 students in central and southern Illinois since 2004. Scholarship selections are based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant’s commitment to an agricultural career.


“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to invest in tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI. “These scholars will bring their passion for agriculture into careers that shape the future of the industry and Rural America, in turn Helping Farm Families Succeed.



Pictured above from left to right: Back row: McKenzie Reagor of Karnak (Massac County); Molly Schempp of Atlanta (Logan County); Natalie Bonnell of Golconda (Pope County); Maria Brockamp of Morrisonville (Christian County); Elizabeth Kiselewski of Waltonville (Jefferson County); Makenna Green of Arthur (Douglas County); Ashley Hartman of Waterloo (Monroe County); Samuel Lueke of McLeansboro (Hamilton County); Emmalyn Walk of Neoga (Cumberland County); Hannah Carlock of Chandlerville (Cass County); Seth Kocher of Claremont (Richland County); Cassie Peters of Crescent City (Iroquois County); Jacob Uphoff of Mattoon (Coles County); Front row: Reece Davis of Medora (Macoupin County); Brodee McCormick of Athens (Menard County); Adam Day of Lovington (Moultrie County); Kinser Wargel of Clinton (DeWitt County); Alexis Carroll of Carrollton (Greene County); Carli Hoffman of Nashville (Washington County); Cody Knodle of Fillmore (Montgomery County); Dylan Janssen of Milford (Iroquois County); Lane Schilling of Okawville (Washington County); Adam Crites of Rantoul (Champaign County); Courtney Mosbacher of Prairie du Rocher (Monroe County); Charlie Hoene of Sigel (Shelby County)

Scholars not pictured: Cooper Block of Paris (Edgar County); Lukas Hadden of Jacksonville (Morgan County); Madison Michels of Noble (Richland County)



Twenty-eight Students Receive $2,000 to Pursue Ag Careers


Kinser Wargel, of Clinton, was recognized as one of 28 members of the class of 2019 Farm Credit agriculture scholars during a luncheon at Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) in Mahomet Thursday.


Each scholar receives $2,000 from FCI to pursue a degree within the field of agriculture. Recipients were selected from 120 applicants throughout central and southern Illinois by a panel of judges in the agriculture industry.


This fall Wargel will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study agricultural and
consumer economics, farm management with hopes to work for his father's farm management business. He is the son of Thomas and Claudine Wargel of Clinton.


“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to invest in tomorrow’s agricultural leaders,” says Rod Stoll, vice president of marketplace engagement for FCI. “These scholars will bring their passion for agriculture into careers that shape the future of the industry and Rural America, in turn Helping Farm Families Succeed.


Pictured left to right: Jackie Martinie (FCI Chief Credit Officer), Kinser Wargel, Ellen Gregg (FCI Decatur vice president of lending)


The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 6/3/19 - 6/7/19

On the show next week....



6/3 am (6:35a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Mark Hines – McLean Co Farm Bureau President


6/3 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Peterson Insurance Prevent Plant Meeting (Part 1)


6/4 am
Tood Hubbs – Ag Economist @ U of I


6/4 noon
Peterson Insurance Prevent Plant Meeting (Part 2)


6/5 am
Ken Ferrie – Farm Journal Agronomist


6/5 noon
Peterson Insurance Prevent Plant Meeting (Part 3)


6/6 am
Karla Gage – Weed Sciences @ SIU On Hemp Agronomy


6/6 noon
Peterson Insurance Prevent Plant Meeting (Part 4)


6/7 am
Mike Carls – Morgan Co Farmer & Farm Credit IL Board


6/7 noon
Mallory Kreiger – Farmer Training MGR @ The Land Connection






WHAT:            Farm Credit Illinois crop insurance agents are hosting a prevented
and delayed planting informational meeting for area farmers to review their options.
Discussion topics will include crop insurance prevented and delayed planting
scenarios and information on the USDA's second Market Facilitation Program (MFP),
followed by a question and answer session.

WHO:              Farm Credit Illinois crop insurance agents, Lee Waters & Jeff Wheeler

WHEN:            Friday, May 31

WHERE:          Farm Credit Illinois
                        Illini & Theater Rooms
                        1100 Farm Credit Drive
                        Mahomet, IL

WHY:              Continued wet weather conditions are raising questions about
delayed and prevented planting coverage levels. It is crucial for farmers to
understanding their insurance policies' options and requirements as they face
planting decisions for their specific situation - especially if they are considering
switching acres to another crop.


Trade Aid Details Still Unsure

Thursday’s disaster aid package rollout was good news for agriculture but
many of the details are still uncertain. The total aid amount could come
in at $16 billion and will cover a wider range of crops than last year’s
aid to farmers. However, the administration didn’t disclose some key
details like just how much money individual farmers and ranchers will get
in cash. Politico says $14.5 billion is being earmarked for direct
payments to producers. USDA developed a new and more complex formula for
calculating producers’ compensation to remove incentives for planting
certain crops. Instead of being tied to what farmers actually grew in
2019, they’ll be computed on a county-by-county basis. Officials say
they’ve estimated the amount of damage inflicted on producers by trade
disputes and will then multiply that by the acreage planted in the area.
Farmers who don’t plant a crop this year won’t be eligible for cash
assistance. This will likely complicate things for Midwest producers
who’ve been battling rain this spring while trying to plant. The USDA’s
trade aid package could encourage them to try to plant anyway. The
president says the aid would be paid for by the tariffs that China is
paying into the U.S. Treasury. That’s not the case. Ag Secretary Sonny
Perdue says the USDA will tap into the Commodity Credit Corporation, which
has broad authority to stabilize the farm economy.


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