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First Mid Ag Services News

  1. 2021 Agronomic Research Plots

    October 6, 2021

      As harvest hits full stride, members of the First Mid Ag Services team are busy collecting plot data.  Our independent testing across multiple locations help give valuable insight into seed selection decisions for 2022.  For the most up to date information please visit the link below, or the seed testing portion of the website […]


  2. 2021 McLean County Corn Yield Estimates

    August 25, 2021

    This year’s McLean County Corn Yield Estimate came in at 231.45 bushels per acre, the highest estimate in the 25 year history of this project.  For more details, please use the link below.  Highlights of 2021 McLean County Yield Survey 2021 McLean County Yield Survey    


  3. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 29 Farmland Assessments

    August 5, 2021

    Austin Hornstein from our Mattoon office discusses farmland assessments in this edition of the Farm Manager Minute. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 29 Farmland Assessments DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be considered official First Mid Ag Services material. First […]


  4. Summer Farmland Values Update 2021

    August 2, 2021

    Summer Farmland Values Update 2021 By First Mid Ag Services Designated Managing Broker and Auctioneer, David Klein   As July comes to a close, land prices across the Midwest continue to trend upwards. Most of the growth and upward trend continues to be most prevalent in the limited number of auction sales, but some private […]


  5. Midwest Farmowner Summer 2021

    July 26, 2021

    The latest issue of the Midwest Farmowner has been published covering topics such carbon sequestration, the Farm Progress Show, First Mid Insurance Group, and staff updates.  For the full publication please us the link below. Midwest Farmowner Summer 2021


  6. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 28 Weather and Fungicides

    July 9, 2021

    Michael Bernhard from Kankakee with the Farm Manager Minute explaining recent rainfall totals and fungicide considerations for corn. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 28 Weather and Fungicides DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be considered official First Mid Ag […]


  7. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 27 From the Field

    June 10, 2021

    Tom Hill from Springfield with the Farm Manager Minute explaining what to look for out in your fields after crop emergence. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 27 From the Field DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be considered official […]


  8. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 26 Planting Progress

    May 13, 2021

    In this week’s episode, Casey Watson from our Peoria, IL office gives us an update on planting progress and crop conditions in NW Illinois. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 26 Planting Progress DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be […]


  9. Eric Schumacher Discusses Carbon Credits

    May 6, 2021

    Eric Schumacher discusses carbon credits with Prairie Farmer magazine.  To see the full article published Prairie Farmer, please use the link below. Carbon credits: Pay farmers or landowners? DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be considered official First […]


  10. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 25 Spring Update

    April 29, 2021

    In this week’s episode, Austin Hornstein from the Mattoon, IL office gives a brief update on spring weather and planting progress. Farm Manager Minute: Episode 25 Spring Update DISCLAIMER: By clicking the links above, you will leave the First Mid Ag Services website. The following pages are not in any way to be considered official First […]