Piatt County Farm Bureau

LEADER PAGE 03/15/18


WARNING ABOUT TARIFFS – America’s largest business lobby is warning President Trump against big tariffs on Chinese imports. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is sounding the alarm as the White House weighs whether to punish China for forcing U.S. companies to hand over technology to Chinese companies. (Associated Press)


HOUSING STARTS FALL – Homebuilders broke ground on fewer apartment complexes in February, causing overall housing starts to fall 7 percent. Groundbreakings for single-family homes rose 2.9 percent. (Associated Press)


BEAN BUMP? – A recent survey suggests farmers will choose economics over crop rotation this spring. The survey estimates U.S. farmers will plant nearly 4 million more acres of beans (92.1 million) than corn (88.5 million). (FarmWeekNow.com)


TEACHERS AGAINST GUNS – Arming teachers to combat school shootings would be a tough sell to those who would have to carry it out. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. school teachers oppose the idea of training certain teachers and staff to carry guns in school buildings. (Gallup)


FARMWEEK PREVIEW – In Monday’s edition of FarmWeek … an appellate court rejects Grain Belt Express’ proposed electrical transmission line; two Illinois lawmakers compliment IFB members on their “power of numbers;” and IFB explores affordable health insurance options.


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Six Flags - St. Louis, Six Flags - Great America, Holiday World, Adventureland, Raging Rivers & Silver Dollar City discounted tickets are all available online for purchase. Please call our office at 217-762-2128 or email piattfb@piattfs.com for the discount codes and websites if you are a Farm Bureau Member.

Piatt County Farm Bureau sells:

Skinless Peanuts - $5.50

BBQ Spice - $9.00

Louie's Italian Beef Seasoning - $2.00

Pecans - $12.00 

SMV Decals - $4.50

SMV Decal Kits - $11.00

Personalized Member Signs - $20.00

Piatt County Farm Bureau Member Signs

We are selling Piatt County Farm Bureau Member Signs, which can be personalized, for $20.00.  They will be personalized with the members name or farm name and the year that they joined the Farm Bureau.  These are great to put up in a shed, barn, or by your field to show that you are a proud member of the Piatt County Farm Bureau.  If interested in purchasing a sign, please complete the information below and send it to the Farm Bureau at 427 West Marion Street, Monticello, IL 61856 or email it to piattfb@piattfs.com.  We can look up the year you joined.  There are a limited number available so don't wait!  Order yours today!



We are selling a few of these souvenir tractors that we have left from our tractor drive. Each tractor is numbered and comes with a numbered box. We will be doing a series of tractors to correspond with our tractor drive each year. You can get them at our office for $20 each. The funds will go to our foundation for scholarships.