Logan County E-NEWS

Monday, March 05, 2012                                 Issue# 3 - 21

Logan County Farm Service Agency             Phone: (217) 735-5508 Ext. 2

1650 5th St                                                               Fax      : (217) 732-9916

Lincoln, IL    62656                                              Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


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Topics Covered:

·         2012 DCP/ACRE Signup Reminder

·         2011 NASS Estimated Yields

·         Farm Bill Hearings

·         Ag Day Breakfast

·         Soil and Water Conservation District Sales Reminder



2012 ACRE/DCP Signup underway

The 2012 DCP/ACRE Program signup is currently underway at the Logan County FSA Office.   June 1st is the deadline to have your completed contracts in the office.  Take care of this now before spring field work begins!



2011 NASS Yield Estimates

NASS has released their 2011 county yield estimates.   Logan County yields are:

-         Corn : 173.4 bu/acre

-         Soybean: 54.6 bu/acre

For other crops/counties please visit the link below:

NASS County Estimates Website



Farm Bill Hearings

The hearings will give Members of the House Agriculture Committee the opportunity to hear firsthand how U.S. farm policy is working for farmers and ranchers in advance of writing legislation.  The field hearings are the next step in the farm bill development. The full schedule is below. For those who cannot attend the hearings, the House Agriculture Committee plans to provide a live webcast at this link.


Friday, March 9, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. EST
North Country Community College, Sparks Athletic Complex
23 Santanoni Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Friday, March 23, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. CDT
Carl Sandburg College, Student Center Building B
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Friday, March 30, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. CDT
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center
Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive
State University, AR 72467

Friday, April 20, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. CDT
Magouirk Conference Center
4100 W. Comanche
Dodge City, KS 67801


13th Annual Logan County Chamber of Commerce Ag Day Breakfast


When?  7:00a.m., March 22nd

Where?  Lincoln Christian College, Laughlin Center

Cost? Free


Come join this free community event celebrating Ag in Lincoln/Logan County.  Reservations are required.  Please call 217-735-2385 or e-mail events@lincolnillinois.com to make your reservations today!

Chamber of Commerce website - http://www.lincolnillinois.com/



SWCD Sale Reminder  


Orders must be turned into the office by close of business:

Tree Sale –March 14th

Fish Sale – April 13th

For more information contact the Logan County Soil and Water District by phone; 217-735-5508 or online at Logan County SWCD Website -http://loganswcd.org/default.aspx



Trivia Question

Q: Who is the largest purchaser of beef in the entire world?

A: Steve and Cory both chimed in with the correct answer: McDonald’s (also accepted Mack Donald’s and/or Mickey D’s)


Can you correctly fill in the blanks? E-mail me your guesses.

Q: __% of all beef raised in the United States is sold in America, while __% is exported.

Title picture: It is very common to see Snow Geese flock by the thousands during this time of year.  Feel free to share any interesting photos you may have.

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