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A Farmer's Security Blanket

On November 26, 2016 By Cameron Turnbull

While being raised on a family farm and working in the agriculture industry I knew that crop insurance existed, but I didn’t know anything about it or how it worked. 576 more words


Putting Faith back in the Farmer

The time we are present in now is a turning point in what agriculture may look like and be talked about in the future.

It seems like anymore the farmer is quiet.  674 more words


Farming: Why We Love What We Do

Why do farmers work four hundred hours a month to feed people who think they are trying to kill them?  There is an easy answer to this question, we just simply love what we do.   803 more words


Board approves $17M in emergency funding for 3 universities including WIU

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Board of Higher Education has approved $17 million in emergency funding to help three financially-strapped state universities through the end of the year. 94 more words


Finding My Missing Piece: Agriculture Greek Life at WIU

Have you ever found a puzzle in your grandparent’s house that you worked on for hours just to find the final piece is missing?  I have.   577 more words

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South American Soybean Production

Brazil- Up and Coming Producer

South America, and more specifically Brazil, has become a major producer and key player in world soybean production. So much so that the level of production that is taking place in South America has come up to par with the level of soybean production that we have here in the United States. 752 more words


The Production of Seed Corn: Planting through Harvest

If you’re from a family farm you probably know the process your family goes through every year during planting season. But do you know how the seeds you plant every year are produced?   831 more words