Monthly Archives: October 2012

DON’T BE TRICKED!

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IS YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME A ‘GOOD’ OR ‘BAD’ FARMER?

Have you heard the kids talking about morphsuits? These stretchy garments are one-piece and cover the wearer completely from head to toe, taking away all distinguishing characteristics, leaving just a human form. They’re all the rage this year for Halloween … Continue reading

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ELECTION PREDICTIONS

With eight days to go, the Presidential election could not be closer.  Both campaigns are fighting hard to reach the magic number of 270 on November 6, that is, the 270 electoral votes that are required to win the Presidency.  … Continue reading

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NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION

The 85th National FFA Convention will be wrapping up tomorrow in Indianapolis.  If you haven’t been following along on, you can do so on RFDTV.  Tell us… were you in FFA?  What is your favorite memory?

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ANNUAL ILLINOIS COMMODITY CONFERENCE ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS TO WORK TOGETHER

Agricultural commodity producers from across the state will gather for the 2012 Illinois Commodity Conference on Tuesday, November 20 at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Ill. The one-day event – centered on the theme “Working Together Everyone Achieves … Continue reading

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LEARN ABOUT YOUR FOOD WITH THE U.S. FARMERS AND RANCHERS ALLIANCE

Click the link below for a great piece from Anderson Live where a real mom gets to visit with real farmers to find out more about where her food comes from. Here’s a shout out to the Mike and Lynn Martz … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FARMER/CONSUMER DISCUSSION

There is no doubt that in recent years, consumers have become more and more concerned about how their food is produced, and why shouldn’t they be? Everyone wants to make sure that they are providing themselves and their families with safe, nutritious … Continue reading

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CHECK THESE OUT!

Great articles from others in the industry on some interesting topics … check them out!   Support for California GMO-labeling Proposition Plummets As the election draws closer, more and more California voters oppose Proposition 37, commonly referred to as the … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY BEHIND ETHANOL

There has been a lot of discussion these days regarding ethanol as an alternative fuel. I’m not too familiar with the topic, but I know ethanol can come from corn, and I love agriculture. So what is the truth about … Continue reading

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AG HISTORY: A LITTLE ON GMOs

I have a very limited background in agriculture and I am always learning more because it is a complex topic to understand completely. I mean, I can barely wrap my head around what has changed in the last few decades, … Continue reading

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