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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: FOOD & ENERGY

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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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TOP POSTS OF 2016 #6: 5 THINGS ABOUT THIS PHOTO-HUGE PILES OF CORN

[Originally published: January 15, 2016] We’ve got some great photos in the IL Corn library – photos that speak volumes about what we do and who we are as an organization as well as who the farmers are that we … Continue reading

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TOP POSTS OF 2016 #5: THE HEAVY COST OF FARM MACHINERY

[Originally published March 14, 2016] Here in Illinois, we are all fairly familiar with the big farm machinery in the fields during spring and fall, but have you ever wondered what kind of financial investment a farmer undertakes? It’s mid-March, … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES AN AG GRAPHIC DESIGNER DO?

Sharon Dodd began her career with Illinois Farm Bureau fifteen years ago in September of 2000.  She is a multi-talented individual with a passion for visual communication. DEIDRA: How did you become who you are today—what did you do to … Continue reading

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A LESSON IN LIVESTREAMING: USING PERISCOPE AND FACEBOOK LIVE

Periscope and Facebook Live are emerging technologies that allow groups, companies, and individuals to show real-time aspects of their lives and work. Farmers, for instance, are using the technology to reach and educate non-farmers by broadcasting their day-to-day from planting … Continue reading

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A LETTER TO MY FUTURE DAUGHTER

Have you ever thought about what you would tell your daughter if you haven’t had the chance to meet her yet?  You expect that she will be great and take after you, but have you made any mistakes that you … Continue reading

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FARMERS CHOOSE GMOS, AND HERE’S WHY

Monsanto. Illustrated as an evil among many consumers, Monsanto forces farmers to plant genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and somehow the government influences farmers to comply. So how does this happen? Quite simply, it doesn’t happen. Farmers are not forced to … Continue reading

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THE HEAVY COST OF FARM MACHINERY

Here in Illinois, we are all fairly familiar with the big farm machinery in the fields during spring and fall, but have you ever wondered what kind of financial investment a farmer undertakes? It’s mid-March, the weather is getting more … Continue reading

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WHY DO FARMERS PLANT GMO SEEDS?

Farmers understand that non-farmers have questions about GMOs. You’ve heard scary things.  You don’t understand what a genetically modified organism is.  you might even believe that farmers are forced to plant GM seeds! This perspective from a farmer (found on … Continue reading

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