“Farmers concerned about trade war, prefer markets to support payments”

Quincy Herald Whig – July 2018

When asked about the $12 billion in aid offered to U.S. farmers last week, Adams County Farm Bureau President Rick Edwards didn’t hesitate.

“Farmers want trade, not aid,” he said.

“Farmers would prefer not to be subsidized. They would rather the market provide them an opportunity to sell and make a little bit of profit.” … Read more

“AG SEMINAR: Execution, not planning, key to marketing”

Quincy Herald Whig – February 2018

First Bankers Trust Services hosts Kevin VanTrump to give his world view of the agricultural markets… Read more

“Farmland Prices Holding Steady”

WGEM – November 2017

Corn and bean prices may be lower than average, but farmland values in the Tri-States remain the same, according to the American Bankers Association.

Local farmer and land assessor, Rick Edwards, said it’s typical to see land values go down when corn and bean prices decline… Read more

“They really have helped me in every way. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Maryann Westhoff – July 2016

Maryann Westhoff feels lucky to have had a love that lasted a lifetime. When asked about her marriage, she says, “We had 66 happy years. We just kept holding hands together.”

Maryann came to Quincy to pursue teaching and fell in love with our beautiful, treed city. She found her first job teaching at Madison School and, as fate would have it, met her husband, Jack, at a teacher’s party. Jack taught … Read more