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.

Family farms

By Charlyn Fargo Don’t worry, the family farm is still green and growing. Some 97 percent of ...
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Spending money

By Charlyn Fargo For most farmers, the last few years have been profitable. Illinois farmers ...
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Farmland values

By Charlyn Fargo They said it would happen – the rise in farmland values would have to come ...
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Fairlife milk

By Charlyn Fargo The dairy industry has a surprising new partner pushing healthy milk – Coca ...
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By Charlyn Fargo The grocery aisles seem to be filled with all things coconut – coconut oil, ...
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By Charlyn Fargo One thing I’ve always loved about agriculture is its world-wide impact. ...
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