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First Mid Ag Services News

  1. Income surges from alternative farmland leases

    June 14, 2023

    By Michael Lauher Every year presents a unique blend of challenges and rewards for farming. Few things have as much impact on a farming operation as land rent. In Illinois, 2022 proved to be exceptional for farmers and, subsequently, landowners, as reported in the recent survey by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and […]

  2. Is 2023 another 2012?

    June 6, 2023

    Illinois Climate & Water Patterns: A Look at Recent Trends and the Prelude to the 2012 Drought By: Michael Lauher My boss, Cory Kaufman, stopped by my office last week and asked, “Have you looked at the Drought Monitor map lately?”.  In fact, I had when doing research on another article.  “It looks awful similar […]

  3. How Climate Change May Affect Your Farmland

    June 5, 2023

    By: Michael Lauher As summer approaches and the temperature climbs higher, the air hums with the energy of the season, with each day bringing warmer temperatures.  As we bask in the familiar comfort of summer, our thoughts may shift to a new rhythm emerging in our agricultural landscapes. Thirty years ago, when I first shared […]