Monthly Archives: March 2016

FARMERS ARE THE MUSICIANS OF THE LAND

Joni Kamiya-Rose:  Kaneohe, Hawaii Farmers are the musicians of the land. This thought struck me as our family celebrated the 100th birthday of one of my great uncles. During the gathering last year, we listened to an Okinawan taiko performance—an … Continue reading

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RAISING FAMILIES, FOOD AND AWARENESS

[Reposted from Illinois Farm Families Blog. Find the original here.] A voice from a local Illinois farm speaks up about farm animal care issues that matter to consumers. Sara Prescott met her husband Michael when they were both 13 years … Continue reading

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THE REASON FOR UTTERLY LOW MILK PRICES

Milk is one of the integral parts of my breakfast. Whether served as a full glass or mixed in with my favorite cereal, I have milk every day. Drinking milk is an old standby for parents: it develops strong bones … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: DOWN IN THE DIRT

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HINTS OF SPRING

Spring is a magical time. Birds begin to chirp, the sun makes longer appearances, and warmer weather improves everyone’s mood.  Mother Nature, especially in Illinois, likes to tease us about when spring will decide to come and stick around, tricking … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN SALAD

With all this beautiful weather and the grass greening up, I’ve been thinking about my “garden” lately. I’m obligated to put garden in quotes because I’m really not a gardener. In fact, last year was the first time I tried … 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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