Monthly Archives: January 2013

RULES FOR FARMERS CAN BE COSTLY

For many Americans, the idea that farmers have rules to follow might seem foreign, but they do. Farmers actually invest a large portion of their time following rules.  Usually these are rules provided to them by the federal government.  The … Continue reading

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ENTERING THE FOOD DEBATE

Very obviously, my job is in the agricultural industry.  I was raised on a farm, virtually everyone in my family farms or works within the industry, and I take pride knowing that we are a bunch of moral, decent, hard-working … Continue reading

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AGRICULTURAL INSPIRATION

Relax a bit this Monday afternoon and be inspired by these quotes about farming and agriculture! “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied … Continue reading

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ETHANOL LOWERS YOUR FUEL PRICE!

Did you know that without ethanol, gasoline would cost $0.20-$0.35 cents more per gallon. That translates into an additional $6.00-$10.50 to purchase 30 gallons a month! (Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2008)

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BEEF SO SIMPLE

There’s a common misconception that you have to spend a lot of money to eat well. False! Not only are many of America’s favorite beef cuts lean, but the leanest cuts in the meat case are often some of the … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS BEEF ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP IS COMMITTED TO CARING FOR RESOURCES, THE LAND, AND AGRICULTURE’S LEGACY

The Illinois Beef Association (IBA) is led by its board of governors which is made up of seven dues directors representing IBA’s seven regions, seven at-large directors representing various industry segments, and fourteen Checkoff directors with two representing each of IBA’s … Continue reading

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HOW DOES AG FIT INTO MY CLASSROOM?

So you are a teacher in a school that does not support FFA or an agricultural curriculum program. You are probably thinking, “Cows and tractors have nothing to do with my classroom. There would be no way to bring that … Continue reading

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