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There’s no match for a native plant patch

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Native plants are quickly regaining their popularity.

Food stamps: Create unique art with garden produce

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stamping with fruits and vegetables is a great way for gardeners to showcase their homegrown produce and for adults to teach children about healthy food and basic botany.

Taking a load off

Thursday, July 16, 2015

I had plans to write about how inspiring it is to be the cool mom who raves about how comfortable we are in our lived-in home.

A world of extraordinary beauty

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Children were called upon to accomplish all sorts of things, and if a scary old grandfather asked a child to play checkers after the chores were done, there was no getting out of it.

When it comes to cattle quality, no one wants seconds

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Take a look at any sale barn study or video auction analysis and it will show the advantages for preconditioned, reputation calves.

Who cares if my livestock are in the creek? (Well, every farmer should)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stream exclusion fencing is a practice that benefits the farmer and the environment.

Trip to Mexico was truly enchanting

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The view from the top was stunning, and the bolts of lightning punctuated the night sky in the distance.

How Chicago perfects democracy

Thursday, July 16, 2015

It’s not a coincidence that the world’s leading economic powers also are the world’s leading food importers.

Deere played big role in Chicago World’s Fair

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Deere & Company was heavily involved, with Charles Deere being appointed one of the two fair commissioners from Illinois.

Ask FSA Andy about farm bill programs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hello again, friends: It’s Monday morning and I’m regretting that I didn’t write FSA Andy on Friday. I realize it should be easy to write about FSA stuff, since the content is usually so exciting. I guess this article will be a little bit of everything. I went on vacation to avoid the rain, which […]

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