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#ICYMI: Give Crop Insurance a Chance to Work

March 23, 2015

Keith Mussman, a farmer and president of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau, took to the editorial pages of The Daily Journal a few days ago to express what is on the minds of farmers all across the country: give crop insurance and the 2014 Farm Bill a chance to work. The ink is barely dry

Our View: America’s Farmers Have Answered the Call for Budget Cuts

March 17, 2015

Recently, during a congressional hearing to examine the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the witnesses recounted a story about the simple advice he received when he first started farming. An older family member, who is also a farmer, offered this: “farming is a tough life and you’re not going to make a

Farmer Cooperatives: Putting a Spotlight on a True American Success Story

March 9, 2015

By Charles F. Conner Some of America’s best loved brands—Land O’Lakes butter, Blue Diamond almonds, Welch’s grape juice, Riceland, and Sunkist oranges, to name a few—come from cooperatives that are wholly owned by the men and women who actually grow the crops. The old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention” could reasonably describe

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