Enrollment for USDA Safety Net Coverage continues

Producers who chose coverage from the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs can visit the Farm Service Agency coun...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: I just live here

Of the duplexes and houses I have rented and owned, my current home is definitely my favorite. I like the location, the layout, the appearance –...

March 27th, 2016 |  


Ag assn. gets strong start and announces logo contest

The first meeting of the Champaign County Ag Association (CCAA) was held on March 4. Thirty-one farmers, agri-businesses, agriculture organizations an...

March 24th, 2016 |  



Consider using fewer highly processed foods

Consider using fewer highly processed foods

Question: In recent years, we have increasingly relied on convenience foods for our everyday meals. I am interested in shifting back to more whole, na...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


CCPA auction to raise funds for local preservation

It is back. The Décor and More Auction is back. The auction is the first of several fundraising events that the CCPA holds every year. It will be...

March 23rd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: The smiles and tears of reflection

On Friday I settled in to concentrate on my hand sewing with one eye and to watch Nancy Reagan’s funeral service with the other. My eyes, howeve...

March 20th, 2016 |  


How to tell if your tap water is clean, safe

How to tell if your tap water is clean, safe

Question: My kids drink a lot of water, but with all the news about lead in water supplies, I am concerned about its safety. Just how safe are city wa...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: The story behind the story

A commercial about M & M’s 75th anniversary sent me online to find out how the candy that “melts in your mouth and not in your hand...

March 13th, 2016 |  


Added sugar in yogurt can be hard to identify

Added sugar in yogurt can be hard to identify

Question: A friend recently read a book on healthful eating and is now telling me I should stop eating yogurt because it contains so much sugar. I nor...

March 10th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: It’s not old, it’s retro!

I regularly see Facebook posts of items from the past with instructions to “Like” or “Share” if we can identify them. Recognit...

March 6th, 2016 |