Category Archives: Politics

AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES A GOVERNMENT AGENCY EXEC DO?

Michael Alston grew up in Michigan and played football at Michigan State University, but never considered that his career would lead him to agriculture.  Alston is currently the Associate Administrator of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Deputy Manager of … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

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AFTER THE ELECTION – WHAT COMES NEXT?

After one of the longest, most surreal and arduous political campaigns in a generation, we have finally reached a conclusion.  Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. This was one of the most divisive campaigns in … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TPP

1. What is the TPP? TPP stands for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP creates rules and agreements for trade all over the world. The amount of tax on imports and exports and other regulations for countries are laid out in this … Continue reading

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“I VOTED” STICKERS ARE IN THIS SEASON

It’s National Voter Registration Day! Have you registered to vote yet? Organizations and plain-old politically active citizens are spending the day helping raise awareness about registering to vote and even helping people go through the process. Some might not think … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

This past Tuesday (August 16) was Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair. If you’re familiar with the history of the fair, you’ll know the fair’s primary purpose was for agriculture. People brought their animals from across the state and … Continue reading

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AGRICULTURE: HOW DO THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES SHAPE UP?

Less than 83 days remain until the United States determines who will lead the country for the next four years. A new administration means the roll-out of new programs and legislative agendas. Therefore, it’s important to know for what these … Continue reading

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