Author Archives: Charlyn Fargo

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Info: Charlyn Fargo spent 27 years at the State Journal-Register covering agriculture, business and food. She currently is the Bureau Chief of County Fairs & Horse Racing with the Illinois Department of Agriculture. She is also a Registered Dietitian and writes a weekly syndicated nutrition column for Creator’s News Service ( and is co-owner of Simply Fair, a fair trade boutique at 2357 W. Monroe in Springfield. She has bachelor’s degrees in agricultural communications and food from the University of Illinois, Champaign and a master’s degree in nutrition from Eastern Illinois University. She and her husband, Brad Ware, have a daughter, Kate, and son, Jayden. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys baking cookies for Simply From Scratch, a company she formed to support faith-based ministries.

Ag benefits

By Charlyn Fargo There were a few extra benefits in the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill. ...
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By Charlyn Fargo That pork chop in your grocery store is likely to be from an Illinois ...
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Pumpkin spice

By Charlyn Fargo ‘Tis the season for boots, flannel, fall leaves, harvest and in case you ...
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By Charlyn Fargo Do you waste food? All of us do. How about those vegetables you purchased for ...
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