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Seasoned Growers Succeed with Community Supported Agriculture

Happy CSA Day ! If you haven't heard of Community-Supported Agriculture, or CSA, it is basically a subscription-style marketing format commonly used by fresh market vegetable growers where customer-members pay upfront for a weekly "share" of produce from the farm during the growing season. It is a unique opportunity for small farmers and...

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Securing the Future of Your Farm

Illinois farmers are getting older. I guess everybody else is, too, but what I mean is that the average age of Illinois farmers increased to 57.8 years according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture . As a matter of fact, "70 years and over" was the 2 nd most...

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