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It’s that time of year when pumpkins are being harvested and readying to carve. And while carving a pumpkin can be a fun, festive, fall family event — as long as you know what you’re doing — it’s important to do so safely. agrinews-pubs.com/features/2021/…
Well, it’s definitely fall. With the changing weather patterns, it’s making it hard to combine beans because we get a rain just about the time they dry out. But the rain is helping the cover crops grow in a different field, almost too much. agrinews-pubs.com/livestock/2021…
It’s a rare honor to be named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. In fact, in 40 years, only 1,061 Americans have been awarded the title and the no-strings-attached stipend, this year a plush $625,000, commonly referred to as a “genius grant.” agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/column…
New seed treatment products to protect corn and soybeans from early-season problems were a topic of discussion at the Farm Progress Show. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
The Indiana Soybean Alliance received a 2021 Indiana Department of Environmental Management Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Pollution Prevention category at the 24th Annual Indiana Pollution Prevention Conference. agrinews-pubs.com/news/farm-equi…
Harvest is well underway across Indiana, and some farmers are dealing with yield loss from tar spot. Long periods of wet conditions created favorable conditions for tar spot. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but state leaders want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. agrinews-pubs.com/news/farm-equi…
Midwestern farmers can soon earn compensation for conservation practices thanks to a new partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association, the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
Mandatory anhydrous ammonia safety training is available online by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
AgriNews is once again leading a celebration of youth in agriculture. Last year, after the cancellation of county fairs and state fairs, AgriNews launched its own 4-H contest online. This year, the contest has been expanded to also include FFA. agrinews-pubs.com/features/2021/…
Indiana Grown for Schools published four free tool kits to help farm-to-school food efforts. The books highlight Indiana success stories, provide information and include best practices for school gardens. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
Potatoes are the theme of this year’s Indiana Food Day, celebrated by schools across the state during National Farm to School Month. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
Hoosier farmers know what they are doing. Every year, our agriculture industry feeds Indiana, the nation and the world. agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/column…
Several years ago, a family member living in the city purchased a husky puppy from a reputable breeder. It was a beautiful dog and adored its new owner, and its new owner adored his puppy. agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/column…
The Indiana Corn Growers Association hosted its annual High Octane Fuel Summit in Indianapolis. The summit is designed to tout the benefits of higher blends of ethanol fuel to fueling station retailers and similar stakeholders. agrinews-pubs.com/news/farm-equi…
As we catapult headfirst into party season, we’re often faced with a dilemma. What am I going to serve or bring to the party? I have the answer: Bake a wheel of brie. agrinews-pubs.com/features/2021/…
Foot odor is caused mostly by bacteria living on your feet. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist environments, so people who sweat a lot from their feet are at high risk. agrinews-pubs.com/features/2021/…
Many of us have used an antique egg cup to hold a boiled breakfast egg, but few have ever seen an egg cup frame with six egg cups and spoons made of sterling silver over 200 years ago. agrinews-pubs.com/features/2021/…
A purple petunia here, a rosemary sprig there and even arugula. My old college roomie, Becky, brought a wonderfully fragrant, wispy centerpiece to our house last week as an add-on to an impromptu Saturday-night family supper. agrinews-pubs.com/features/2021/…
Two zebras that escaped from a suburban Chicago pumpkin farm had travelers on a state highway doing double takes as the exotic animals hit the road during their brief taste of freedom. agrinews-pubs.com/livestock/2021…
For 102 years, the American Farm Bureau Federation has been The Unified Voice of Agriculture. Our unity is built from the ground up as our grassroots members set the policy priorities we advocate for in Washington. agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/column…
For the past year I have been convinced we are in the midst of a commodity supercycle. The reason is simple. From last September virtually every commodity has improved dramatically in value. agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/column…
The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. agrinews-pubs.com/livestock/2021…
Sustainable beef production provides cattlemen the opportunity to produce beef for many future generations. agrinews-pubs.com/livestock/2021…
Most Americans know there are three, unalterable facts of life: death, taxes and farmers howling about “death taxes.” agrinews-pubs.com/opinion/column…
While some agricultural herbicides may be looking at tight supplies, one U.S.-based herbicide brand is confident of plentiful supplies. agrinews-pubs.com/news/science/2…
Today is #NationalFarmersDay 🌽🌱🚜 In order to produce the food we eat and get it to us, farmers have to use the road. Let’s show our support for these unsung heroes by sharing the roaCDe
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Applications are OPEN for @sustainILLINOIS's new Environmental Leadership Program! This program is designed to prepare #Illinois #undergraduates for leadership roles in the #sustainability field. ♻️ Applications are due 10/31 ➡️ bit.ly/2YA9hae
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Today is #NationalFarmersDay and it's time to thank all farmers for providing us with the food, fiber and fuel we all need to do our jobs and live our lives. Whether you're farming pumpkins & green beans, goats & pigs, or corn & soybeans, we're grateful for you and your family.
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Happy #NationalFarmersDay to farmers in #IL13 and across our great Nation. You feed the world. Thank you all for what you do. As a member of @HouseAgGOP, I'm proud to advocate for #IL farm families and communities in Congress.
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Special shout out to the Fayette County and @ILFarmBureau who visited the 20th District a couple months ago for their “Adopt a Legislator” program! It was an informative and eye-opening visit, and I can’t wait to continue to learn more.
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Wishing a happy #NationalFarmersDay to my friends at @EffinghamCFB. 🚜 Thanks to@ILFarmBureauu's Adopt-A-Legislator program, I've learned a great deal about the impact farmers have on our economy & the important work they do to keep us fed. Learn more. ➡bit.ly/2YCq5xluw
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To all the people who make sure fresh, affordable, and nutritious produce makes it to our table: Happy #FarmersDay, and thank you for feeding #Illinois! See a clip from my visit to Eden Place Farms with Leader @RepSonyaHarper and @ILFarmBureau. More: edenplacenaturecenter.org
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Thank You to the farmers who operate the 72,000 farms across our great state!
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Hey fruit and vegetable growers, are you FSMA certified? If your farm grows produce for human consumption, FDA requires at least one staff member be trained in an approved food safety training. We’ve got webinars on Nov 4 & 5 that can help! Learn more at ilfb.org/LiveLocal.
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Farmers’ share of every dollar spent on food has declined from 35 cents in the 1970s to around just 14 cents today. Now is the time to transform our food system to create a fairer, more transparent system, so at the end of the day more of that dollar ends up in a farmer's pocket.
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Today, we celebrate the individuals who dedicate their lives to feeding and fueling the world ❤️ #NationalFarmersDay
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Previous @FarmBureau analyses highlighted disaster-related losses & corresponding policy hurdles farmers faced in 2020. This #MarketIntel discusses coverage recently expanded under the Extending Govt Funding & Delivering Emergency Assistance Act: bit.ly/3luytaU.
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Register for @farmdocDaily webinars on the new issues emerging in Corn-belt agriculture w/outlook & costs still on the forefront. This webinar series will aid in current thinking of the agricultural economy moving into 2022. Click to register: bit.ly/3FMI9G7
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Come inside a combine in this week’s episode of the @ILFarmBureau Partners podcast with Marty and Andy Dole, who share what goes on, decisions made and progress of this year’s harvest, and how Andy shares his @atrippyfarmer adventures online: bit.ly/HarvestTripIL
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Jam it up, or get some raw honey at Zeldenrust Farm Market!🍯 Cook County Farm Bureau Secretary and Treasurer, Ruth Zeldenrust, is#CultivatingOurCommunitiess by fulfilling all our plant needs with their unique lines of bedding plants, flowers, herbs.�zeldenrustfarmmarket.com7kn
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Yesterday's low temperature in Champaign was 67 degrees, 1 degree less than the 30-year average *high* temperature for October 10th. The average minimum temperature in Champaign between 10/01 and 10/09 was 62 degrees, the highest on record for a 10-day period in October. #ilwx
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Farm Bureau & @NationalMANRRS announced they have entered into an agreement with the goal of increasing minority involvement in agriculture. We're excited to join with MANRRS & share resources & programs with the next generation of leaders in agriculture. bit.ly/3BwYYST
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According to the USDA's weekly crop progress report, 36% of corn acres and 38% of soybean acres have been harvested in Indiana. #Harvest2021 #Harvest21
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Today and every day we celebrate and thank our farmers! #PurdueExtension is proud to support all producers in Indiana. #NationalFarmersDay
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When you or someone in your family gets sick, you likely call the doctor. Pig farmers do the same for our animals! Our pig farmers work closely with their trusted veterinarians to ensure the health and safety of their pigs.
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I was honored to help celebrate Shelly Leifer as the ISRSA @INFarmBureau State Teacher of the Year this morning at our annual meeting. #SquireStrong
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