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Highlights of the 21st Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest and Related Events
11/11/2021 @ 8:15 am

Freeman Family Farm Granted Sesquicentennial Status
11/10/2021 @ 8:00 am

The Cook County Farm Bureau would like to congratulate board member Roger Freeman and the Freeman Family. The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently designated Freeman Family Farm located in Boone County, in the Cherry Valley area, as a Sesquicentennial Farm!

Family Farm and Food Bytes
11/09/2021 @ 9:30 am

Is Your National Coffee Day Cup Filled With US-Grown Coffee? Not Likely, But That Could Change – The U.S. consumes and imports more coffee than any other country in the world. But could a nation full of coffee drinkers ever grow a significant portion of its own here? Maybe. (USA Today)

Pumpkin Fun Facts
11/08/2021 @ 12:35 pm

Genetic Engineering Has Helped to Save Crops and Benefit Farmers and Consumers
11/08/2021 @ 8:00 am | By Carrie Steinweg, Freelancer

Genetic engineering in agriculture was developed by scientists in the 1970s and from those modifications came changes to some of the foods we eat today. The process of creating a crop with genetically modified organisms (GMO) traditionally involves four steps.

MWRD Commissioner to be Appointed to EPA Post
11/06/2021 @ 1:00 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau has learned that Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner Debra Shore will be appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, one of the country’s largest offices overseeing air, water, and land pollution issues in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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