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.


Molds are fungi, usually microscopic in size, that occur in nature in large quantities. They ...
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Crop Conditions

By Charlyn Fargo Water, water everywhere is how most farmers are describing their fields this ...
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Farm Column

I’m fortunate enough to be one of over 1,000 University of Illinois students who have lived in ...
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At first glance, COOL, which stands for country of origin labeling for meat products sold in ...
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By Charlyn Fargo Last week, the U.S. House passed the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. If it ...
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