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Governor Parsons

Raising a stink

Midwest growers show increased interest in garlic production

Known for its pungent odor, robust flavor and mythical vampire-repelling power, garlic has long been an essential kitchen staple for home cooks and professional chefs alike. In recent years, however, the popularity of this aromatic allium has soared, especially among Americans. Garlic consumption has quadrupled in the U.S. since 1980, with each person now eating more than 2 pounds per year, according to USDA.

However, most of that garlic was grown elsewhere, likely China, which produces 80% of. . . .


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Century of service

MFA Cooperative Association No. 2
celebrates 100th anniversary

The pork burgers and bratwursts sizzling on the grill were more than just a way to feed guests at the 100th anniversary celebration of MFA Cooperative Association No. 2 in Washington on Sept. 4. The meal represented the sense of community that has characterized this local MFA affiliate since it was incorporated Aug. 2, 1919.
“Every year, we purchase a couple of hogs at the Washington Town and Country Fair’s Blue Ribbon Auction, and this year, we had one of them processed into burgers and brats for our customer appreciation day,” said Co-op General Manager Paul Brune. “It’s 4-H and FFA members . . . .

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