Monthly Archives: April 2014

A LITTLE FARM POETRY …

Farming is not a job that just anyone can do In fact it’s a job that is done by few About 2% of people claim farming as their occupation But 2.2 million farms is a good foundation There’s always work … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN YOUR FARM STAND?

It’s that time again in the spring where we see all the big tractors putting seed into the ground. It is also the time to start gardening! Maybe you don’t have a green thumb, like myself, we will stick to … Continue reading

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OIL INDUSTRY RIGS THE SYSTEM

Interesting information. It makes sense that oil companies would block ethanol in order to not give up more market share …

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TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO WORK ON THE FARM

“Whelp, time to go to work.” These are the famous words spoke by my dad as he is about ready to head out to work in the morning or after lunch. We know that when we hear those words, break … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS IN THE SPRING

Ah, spring! After the long winter we experienced this year in Illinois, I think one thing is for sure, Illinois residents have never been so excited to see green grass and hear birds chirp. Hopefully all of the freezing temperatures … Continue reading

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GENERAL MILLS FLIP FLOPS ON GMOs

Thank you to Amanda, The Farmer’s Daughter, for allowing us to reprint her article today! If you’ve been following General Mills and their relationship with biotechnology, you may be getting whiplash. Who can forget that in January, the company decided … Continue reading

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RAIN FOR SEVEN SUNDAYS

As the Easter holiday and spring season are coming up, I found myself thinking about the old wives tales that seem to be very popular during this time of year. Most of these tales have come from farmers who are … Continue reading

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THE ONE THING YOU DON’T WANT TO SPEND YOUR TAX REFUND ON …

Happy Tax Day! Today’s the deadline.  There are some of us that have already filed and those of us that will be up until 11:59, but regardless, many Americans are enjoying a little bump in their income stream this spring, … Continue reading

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GROCERY SHOPPING: OPTIONS ARE GOOD.

As if it’s not bad enough that it’s Monday… I had to go grocery shopping today. Like most of you, I assume, this isn’t exactly one of my favorite activities. Not to mention money is always tight, so it’s never … Continue reading

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KNOWING MORE IS BETTER: EQUIPMENT COSTS

Do you know how much farmers invest to grow a crop every year?  The numbers might surprise you!

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