Monthly Archives: June 2017

SIX REASONS FARMERS VISIT WASHINGTON, DC

TO EXPLAIN HOW THEY LIVE: It’s no secret that every single year, more and more kids leave the farm and the rural areas where they’ve grown up for the bigger cities.  Flat out, there is just more opportunity in ST. … Continue reading

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WIN FREE FUEL

You can win free fuel by reporting fuel prices of E85 and other ethanol blends on e85prices.com. All you have to do is download the app, create an account, and start reporting the prices of the ethanol blended fuel in … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH FFA?

If you live in Illinois and are even remotely involved in agriculture, you have most likely heard the Illinois Association FFA convention took place this week. In the agriculture world, that’s a big deal. It’s more than just tons of … Continue reading

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A CALL FOR FOOD PRODUCTION TRANSPARENCY

In a recent News Watch, the Food Production Industry was called to increase their transparency. It pointed out that while the population wants to know more about what is going into their food, there is no one group that helps … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: A WHOLE LOTTA BEEF

Keegan Cassady Oklahoma State University

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ORGANIC OR CONVENTIONAL?

Are you one of so many moms that can’t decide which food is best for her family?  Do you burst the grocery budget to buy organic because it’s healthier or safer?  Or do you stick to the budget and buy … Continue reading

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TAKE SOME YA AND AGRICULTURE WITH YOU TO THE BEACH

[Originally published from BeyondTheBarnDoor] Summer is here…and how about a reading list for teachers?  Whet your summer reading appetite with some YA and Ag Books! Take some YA and Agriculture to the Beach! A recent survey found that over half of … Continue reading

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APPLES TO ORANGES: WHY CROPS THRIVE WHERE THEY DO

Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. [Originally published on CommonGround] Drive through the Midwest and you’re likely to see field after field of corn … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: WHERE THE CORN GOES

Keegan Cassady Oklahoma State University

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SOIL LOSS: A CASE FOR REDUCED TILLAGE

Agriculture is a large portion of the economy in Illinois.  Every farmer in Illinois has their own method of planting and raising their crop.  Every farmer must make decisions on what is the best way to raise their crop with … Continue reading

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