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  • Food Insecurity on College Campuses: FAQs
    Since 2015, more than 100 peer-reviewed articles have been published on the topic of food insecurity among college students. Interest in the topic continues to grow, especially as food insecurity relates to larger discussions about college affordability – a priority…
  • Potential Payouts from Enhanced Coverage Option
    Payments from the crop insurance add-on Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) at different prices and yields are illustrated in this article. Since ECO coverage levels are high, ECO will make payments in many years. Given premium support involved, ECO should average…

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ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU VIRTUAL PROGRAM KEEPS FARMERS UP-TO-DATE ON CHANGES WITH TRUCKING –

Farmers operating semis or upgrading to heavier, bigger or longer vehicles need to stay current on state and federal rules and regulations. Illinois Farm Bureau’s virtual Rules for the Road seminar provides updated information to those farmers. (Herald-Whig

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BAYER FLAGS LOWER EARNINGS AS AGRICULTURE ARM DISAPPOINTS –

Pharma and pesticides group Bayer’s earnings guidance for this year fell short of investors’ expectations on Thursday, raising questions about the strength of the agriculture business it boosted with the $63 billion takeover of Monsanto. (Reuters)  

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FOOD HELP EXPANDED FOR ILLINOIS KIDS SHUT OUT OF SCHOOL BY PANDEMIC –

As many as 1 million Illinois schoolchildren will get more nutritious meals after state officials received an expansion of a federally subsidized pandemic-relief program. (The Pantagraph)

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AS VILSACK IS SWORN IN, AFBF ASKS FOR EXTENSION TO SIGN UP FOR AID –

Vice President Harris swore in Tom Vilsack as the Biden-Harris’ Agriculture secretary on Tuesday evening. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall on Wednesday asked Vilsack to extend the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. (DTN

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