Monthly Archives: April 2010

Promote Ag: Do It Your Way

I grew up on farm, rode in the combine, and showed livestock at the county fair. However, I had not participated in any agriculture classes until recently. If you asked me four years ago what I wanted to do after … Continue reading

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Thank Farmers for Role in Conserving Resources

Happy Earth Day to everyone! Here is a great letter to the editor that was featured in the Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) today. Unfortunately, the comments on it show the lack of knowledge that people have about farming, even ones that … Continue reading

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EPA: Inmates (Interns) Running the Asylum

Hello, my name is Becky and I’m a meat eater. I can stand up and say that proudly, but why is it that some people try to denounce omnivorism like it’s something that should be part of a 12-step program? … Continue reading

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Hardworking & Hot!

Farmers are hardworking, farmers are dedicated, farmers are feeding the world, but farmers are also hot! This was the general theme for the Agriculture Awareness Day that I organized on the University of Illinois campus. As a social media intern … Continue reading

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FAPRI Response to "Stop Big Corn" in Washington Times

Ethanol Fumes The editorial “Stop ‘Big Corn’ ” (Opinion, Monday) did not accurately describe the analysis of ethanol policy conducted by our institute. The editorial says we at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute estimate that … Continue reading

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The Few, The Passionate, The Farmer

People always ask me why I got involved in agriculture. I never really know how to answer. I don’t think that any number of words could accurately communicate my answer to this question. I did not grow up on a … Continue reading

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I KNOW MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES, BUT WHAT ABOUT SUGAR CUBES?

Corn, corn production, corn farmers, corn factories, and everything else with the word “corn” in its name is under the microscope these days. Nothing is sacred, which is really a travesty because in case you didn’t notice, America is really … Continue reading

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