DuPage County Farm Bureau

Monthly Archives: April 2018

Reaction to China Tariffs on Illinois Agricultural Commodities

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding tariffs imposed by China on Illinois agricultural commodities including pork and soybeans. Illinois Farm Bureau opposes policy that restricts agriculture exports. This trade war is counter-productive and will cost farmers and rural economies in the long run. At Wednesday’s opening bell,…

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Time Your Vegetable Plantings by Cold Hardiness

Last week I planted peas and lettuce in my garden. I love peas and can’t wait to have some for dinner. Peas and lettuce are both very hardy vegetables, thus the cold and snow last weekend did not impact their growth. How early you can plant various crops depends upon the hardiness of the vegetables…

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Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Spring Series

The Spring series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled A Garden Calendar. Join extension horticulture educator, Ron Wolford, as he discusses month-by-month tips and tricks for the home gardener. The…

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