Monthly Archives: September 2013

APPLES AND PUMPKINS AND PIES, OH MY!

Can you believe it? It’s already the last day of September. It still feels like summer outside with some of the weather we have been having, but the cool mornings and combines in the fields tell me “IT’S FALL!” This … Continue reading

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HARVEST GETS STARTED IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS!

Harvest has started in Illinois!  Farmers in southern Illinois have been going for a while, with central Illinois farmers starting in earnest this week and northern Illinois probably starting next week. Grant Noland in Macon County reports that his yields … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE BOURBON HERITAGE MONTH

There are only five days left in September, but you still have time to kick back, relax and enjoy a smooth glass (or two) of America’s “Native Spirit”…. Bourbon! National Bourbon Heritage Month came about in 2007 as a way … Continue reading

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THE CORN CRIB IS STILL THE PLACE TO BE THIS FALL!

While the Normal CornBelters wrapped up another successful season earlier this month, it is not time to harvest the corn around The Corn Crib just yet… We wrapped up the 2013 season on Thursday, September 5.  On the field, the … Continue reading

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SEVEN REASONS WHY FARMERS ARE GRATEFUL

In honor of World Gratitude Day, I thought it would be interesting to see what todays farmers are grateful for. I asked a few friends who have helped out on their family’s farms since they could walk and here’s what … Continue reading

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FARM BILL, FOOD STAMPS, AND DEADLINES … OH MY!

This week, the House is considering a Food Stamp bill – the companion to the farm only Farm Bill passed earlier this summer – that calls for a reduction in the food stamp budget.  If the bill passes with the budget … Continue reading

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