Monthly Archives: December 2014

STABLE AG CAREERS ABOUND

I have been trained as an agriculture education teacher, though I don’t spend my days in a classroom.  Still, bringing up the next generation of agriculture professionals is a task that remains near and dear to my heart. When I … Continue reading

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TRANSITIONING TO ORGANIC FARMING

Reposted from CommonGround. If you are interested in connecting with women and moms who are growing your food, you must check them out! Organic farming has been growing in popularity over the past years, and volunteer Sondra Pierce is currently … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CALF

Originally posted January, 2013. I wonder how this Christmas calf is doing today? Bill Christ submitted this adorable Christmas calf from his farm last week. The calf was born healthy on December 21. To learn more about Bill, his family, … Continue reading

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FARMERS KNOW IT’S A GREAT DAY WHEN …

Farming has more than it’s fair share of hardships, whether it be a bad day or a bad year (or more).  But it seems like things go downhill in the winter.  Maybe it’s the dropping temperatures or the craziness of … Continue reading

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FARMERS: IMPORTANT OR NOT?

Ever since the dawn of time agriculture has been a staple in the revelation of the Earth. Although this being said many people do not understand the depth farmers and people of agriculture go to continue this revelation. The answer … Continue reading

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PLEASE SANTA, WE WANT TO EXPORT MORE MEAT

It’s become an annual tradition, and here it is again.  IL Corn is asking Santa for only a couple of things this year, but they are biggies! 4. INCREASED MEAT EXPORTS It’s something that we don’t talk about a lot here, … Continue reading

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PLEASE SANTA, GIVE US MARKET ACCESS FOR ETHANOL

It’s become an annual tradition, and here it is again.  IL Corn is asking Santa for only a couple of things this year, but they are biggies! 3. MARKET ACCESS FOR ETHANOL Yes, we’ve definitely talked about this before.  And … Continue reading

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IT PAYS TO BE ON SANTA’S NICE LIST!

Last night, the Senate voted 76-16 to pass HR5571, tax extenders legislation. This allows farmers to write off capital expenditures in the year that the purchases are made rather than depreciate them overtime. Also included was the long-awaited 9 cent … Continue reading

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PLEASE SANTA, WE NEED CLEAR & SCIENTIFIC FOOD LABELS

It’s become an annual tradition, and here it is again.  IL Corn is asking Santa for only a couple of things this year, but they are biggies! 2. CLEAR & SCIENTIFIC FOOD LABELS Labeling is a tricky issue. Some “foodies” and … Continue reading

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PLEASE SANTA, GIVE US LOCKS AND DAMS

It’s become an annual tradition, and here it is again.  IL Corn is asking Santa for only a couple of things this year, but they are biggies! 1. THE MEANS TO BUILD EXPANDED AND UPGRADED LOCKS AND DAMS This one … Continue reading

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