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My Farm Roots
3:16 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Always a Farmer

Becky Doyle sits on the patio outside the hog and grain farm she and her husband run in central Illinois.
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In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a side business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products.

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Ag Secretary in Iowa
7:49 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Vilsack Continues Push for Farm Bill

Tom Vilsack
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is urging Congress to send a farm bill to President Obama’s desk.

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My Farm Roots
1:09 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Looking Back Fondly

Paul Horel, 66, left the family farm as soon as he could. Now, though, he appreciates lessons learned as a farm kid.
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More than once while I was listening to Paul Horel's stories about farm life in Iowa, I felt like I was at a family reunion.

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PEDV Hits the Midwest
11:01 am
Wed July 10, 2013

New Virus Infects Hogs in the Tri States

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Hog farmers across the Midwest are battling a new virus this summer.

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My Farm Roots
2:48 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Hardwired for Hard Work

Amy Konishi has lived in Fort Collins, Colo., her entire life. In the 1980s, a local newspaper profiled Amy and her husband’s long connection to the area.
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Amy Konishi says when her obituary is written it’ll read, “All she knew was work.”

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