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From the Farm Desk
10/08/2018 @ 9:00 am

Solar opportunities continue to pop up around Illinois, and Clay Electric Cooperative Vice President Ed VanHoose recommends gathering plenty of information if you’re thinking about pursuing an agreement.

Pumpkin Fun Facts!
10/06/2018 @ 12:00 pm

Did you know that Morton, Illinois processes 80% of the world’s canned pumpkin, is considered the Pumpkin capital of the world<

Feeling the Squeeze
10/06/2018 @ 7:00 am | By Daniel Grant, FarmWeekNow

USDA projects net farm income will decline by $9.8 billion (13 percent) this year, compared to 2017, to the lowest level since 2009.And, while lower commodity prices are a key factor in the projections (receipts are projected to drop by $2.5 billion for milk and $1.9 billion for cash corn), another driver of the sobering economic outlook involves rising input costs and debt levels.

Have a question for a Master Gardner?
10/05/2018 @ 11:30 am

The Master Gardeners are in the Farm Bureau office this fall season to answer questions from members and the general public related to gardening and horticulture.

From the Farm Desk
10/04/2018 @ 12:00 pm

Tate Mesbergen, a custom hay farmer from Greeley, Colorado, didn’t just break a world record this summer, he literally chopped it down. Mesbergen cut a whopping 348 acres of hay in 8 hours on his family’s farm and neighboring fields in Colorado to set a world record in the Guinness Book of Record; that’s  more than 100 acres better than previous world record!

Let’s Talk About the Ag on Your Plate
10/04/2018 @ 9:03 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

I want to visit a farm but haven’t been able to. What would I see? Answered by Bona Heinsohn

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