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Bring the spirit of RenFest home with tasty turkey legs
I’ve enjoyed seeing the Renaissance festival ads on television for years but have never attended one.
10/16/2014
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Pasture values are rising
in Missouri, maybe East?

 Pastureland values in Missouri increased 7.2 percent this year over their 2013 level, according to the University of Missouri annual land value survey.
10/16/2014
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EDF breaks ground at Pilot Hill Wind Project for Illinois
The slow flap, flap, flap of activated wind turbine blades is expected early next year across the flat prairies that constitute Kankakee and Iroquois counties, about 60 miles south of Chicago and adjacent to the state’s border with western Indiana.
10/16/2014
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OSU: Solar power could save some farms in electric costs

Begun in 1858, Richardson Farms is in its sixth generation. The family grows row crops, fruits and vegetables and has greenhouses.
10/16/2014
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Lower heating bills expected in winter 2014
Households in all regions of the country can expect to pay lower heating bills this winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Oct. 7 Short-Term Energy Outlook.
10/16/2014
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Louisville hub could boost food economy for 3 neighborhoods
In the middle of a “buy local foods” movement across the country, the idea of growing a local food economy via a food hub could not come at a better time.
10/16/2014
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Don’t stop shopping at farmers’ markets just because summer ended
Farmers’ markets don’t close up shop when the new school year opens in the fall, noted Lindsay Record, in urging people to turn out for their local markets in the first statewide Shop-tober Farmers’ Market event throughout October.
10/16/2014
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First Farmers Financial agrees to acquire three Illinois banks 
10/16/2014
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DuPont Pioneer supports key tools in agriculture education
 DuPont Pioneer is working closely with the National Assoc. of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to award grants to teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) but may lack sufficient resources. 
10/16/2014
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