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User Picture James Goss
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  • Champaign County Illinois

Massive change in land values, can it be sustained in 2022?

 
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The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank posted it's 4th Quarter ag letter summarizing their survey results across the district.  The Midwest saw a significant jump in values led by Western Iowa.  Illinois and Indiana also had significant increase for the year.  I would argue that their…

Winter Weather Forces Creativity

 
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Plowing Snow with a Combine

Many areas across the United States have been hit hard with winter weather over the last couple of weeks and sometimes you just have to get creative in surviving winter, rural living!

Farmers Investing In Themselves

 
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Invest In Your Own Growth

Farmers wear many hats. Mechanic, electrician, woodworker, scout, marketer, driver ... the list is endless. The reality is we aren’t all good at everything. We all have things to learn and with agriculture constantly changing, we must learn and change w…

2022's Uncertainties Ahead in Indiana Agriculture

 
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2022's Uncertainties Ahead in Indiana Agriculture

For 2022, Purdue experts cite inflation and COVID-19 uncertainty as key issues impacting food prices, general economy performance, farm costs and returns, farm financials and household economics.

What challenges is your farm up a…

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1220
  • Champaign County, Illinois
User Picture Jaci Hickey
  • 360
  • Oklahoma

Christmas List

 
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It always feels good to raise children in an agriculture home. 
Our family is a foster family, and hopefully we are adopting later this month. 

Our kids are 4 and 5. 

My son asked for a BB Gun for Christmas. So he can hunt the howling coyotes. 

My daughter wants a pillow. She is…

User Picture Eduardo Moncayo
  • 220
  • Palm Beach, Florida

Agriculture/Farm Labor Shortage

 
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I would like to create a discussion about the shortage of farm labor I am seeing down here in Florida. I would like to know if other areas of the country are seeing the same thing. We are having a hard time trying to get new people for labor and tractor drivers, for part-time, f…

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1220
  • Champaign County, Illinois
User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1220
  • Champaign County, Illinois

US Grown Coffee; a possibility?

 
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While I do enjoy a good cup of coffee, I'm not a die-hard like some. So when I came across this article about the possibility of coffee being a significant crop in the U.S., I was intrigued. I would like to hear thoughts from our CA & FL folks.

Click on the link below to see…

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1220
  • Champaign County, Illinois

Tuesday's Topic: Harvest

 
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Harvest Questions:

  1. What are you doing to get ready?
  2. What concerns are you having?
  3. What are you looking forward to?

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