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Does crop insurance cover Diplodia?

Throughout parts of Illinois, Diplodia Ear Rot has reared its ugly head. There are many contributing factors that can cause Diplodia, but at the end of the day it can hurt your bottom line when you factor in the effects.  Diplodia is not a toxin that is covered with Multi-Peril Crop Insurance.  However, the results of Diplodia – low test weight and kernel damage – are covered to some extent.

2017 Community Improvement Grants Available

Attention 4-H and FFA members: Apply now for a 2017 Community Improvement Grant. $400 will be awarded to up to 50 clubs and chapters completing projects to make their communities better places to live.​

2017 Agriculture Scholarships

FCI will award twenty-four $2000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing careers in agriculture. Apply by February 27, 2017.​

On The Block

Farm Credit Illinois is maintaining a list of upcoming farmland auctions in the Association's 60-county marketplace. If you have an auction to include, please submit a form at or send a web link of the auction sale bill to

Poll Finds Ag Lenders Helping Producers Restructure Debt As Commodity Prices Remain Top Challenge

A new poll of senior leaders from Midwest Farm Credit lenders shows commodity prices as the greatest challenge facing their customers. Farm Credit lenders are responding to this by providing services to restructure the financial situations of their customers. In addition, in a new AgriThought report, Jerry Lehnertz, senior vice president of Credit at AgriBank, examines the challenging farm economy and how lenders are helping farmers navigate it.

Create an Action Plan to Weather Volatility

FCI is committed to our members through changing economic conditions. As profit margins become tighter, important discussions with individual operations are taking place. Oftentimes these difficult - but crucial - conversations allow members to make adjustments to manage their business and improve their viability.​

How Farmers Effectively Manage Debt with Interest Rate Strategies

As farmers begin to tighten their belt and prepare for the new reality in agriculture, they are monitoring debt by looking for ways to lower their cost of financing.