Category Archives: Current News

TOP POSTS OF 2016 #8: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER – JANUARY

How fitting! As we head into the new year, make sure you read this series to see what’s in store for farmers and their families! [Originally published: January 19, 2016] As a farmer’s wife I can’t tell you how many … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THE FARMER: NOVEMBER

Some people think that the only busy times of the year are planting and harvest and the rest of the year farmers spend their glorious amounts of free time vacationing or tinkering with antique tractors. This may be true for … Continue reading

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AFTER THE ELECTION – WHAT COMES NEXT?

After one of the longest, most surreal and arduous political campaigns in a generation, we have finally reached a conclusion.  Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. This was one of the most divisive campaigns in … Continue reading

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FARMER: OCTOBER

Some people think that the only busy times of the year are planting and harvest and the rest of the year farmers spend their glorious amounts of free time vacationing or tinkering with antique tractors. This may be true for … Continue reading

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FIVE THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO

Here in Illinois, the harvest is in full swing. Over in western Illinois, it seems as though there isn’t much left to be harvested. Most of the corn and beans are gone, and it seems like everyone can take a … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TPP

1. What is the TPP? TPP stands for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP creates rules and agreements for trade all over the world. The amount of tax on imports and exports and other regulations for countries are laid out in this … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: PROGRESS

 

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: STOP, COMBINE, AND LISTEN

Did you know we have a podcast section to our website? During planting and harvest season, we know you’re out in the fields and don’t have as much time to read, but you want to keep up with the news. … Continue reading

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FALL HARVEST 2016 UPDATE

Harvest season is in full effect, but it doesn’t work like most seasons do: there isn’t always a concrete timetable or schedule for the farmer to follow. Farmers start and finish at different times. Why does this happen? There are … Continue reading

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THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ATRAZINE

Atrazine.  This funny-sounding word might not sound like anything that pertains to your life, but it affects you more than you know.  The EPA is currently investigating and is considering further regulating atrazine, which could be costly for farmers, and … Continue reading

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