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Ag on Instagram: The best farm photos from March 19, 2020

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We bring you some of the best farm photos on Instagram for March 19. Want to get listed in this daily feature? Be sure to hashtag your Instagram pics with #agdaily. 

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I wake up every morning to check milk prices. If you are a dairy farmer and you don't do this… don't start. It's is very depressing. Last year we made a lot of changes on the farm. We felt like to be in this for the long run that we needed to make changes to help us become more efficient, have more control over our feed supply, and become more environmentally sustainable. We are all in folks. We have put everything we have into this. Everything. If we have to get out now, we will lose it all. I am not sharing this to get sympathy. I just want everyone go know that we did everything we could. But life happens. We had no idea what was coming… What is happening right now is going to hurt so many people. It already is. Some will recover. Some will get help. Others will just be collateral damage. I woke up yesterday to check prices. I instantly felt my heart hurt, my stomach turned, and I just had a moment to full on ugly cry. This is my husband's life long dream, our children love this way of life, and I honestly cannot imagine having to load our girls up and sale our home. But that is our reality right now. This might be the last year we milk cows. I prayed. I don't even know what I said or just if I expected God to know what I needed to say. I don't remember. It's all a blur. Proverbs 3:5-6 has helped ease my soul… "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." I have no idea what His plan is for us. I sure hope it includes keeping our home and cows. But I am just going to trust He knows what the future holds and will guide us through this chapter in our lives. #lifestyleblogger #covid19 #familyfarm

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Black Swan Event// an unpredictable event that is beyond what is normally expected of a situation and has potentially severe consequences. Characterized by their rarity and impact. In life and farming, there are many “Black Swan” events that we experience, unforeseen circumstances and difficulties (#Plant19, #covid_19). There is always something we have to deal with that we didn’t see coming and in many cases we have little or no control over it, and that is scary! But we press on! In these times, I often go back to the basics. Do what I can, Trust God, and leave the rest. God is in control! “Peace I leave to you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Let’s fill our feeds with God’s Word! Leave one of your favorite Bible verses in the comments below or share a post to encourage and support each other with God’s Truth! 🙏🏻 • • • #farmwife #farmerswife #farmwifelife #farmwifefarmlife #farming #plant20 #plant2020 #farmlife #midwestfarmwives #midwestfarming #illinoisfarming #agvocate #agproud #womeninag #farmher #trustgod #faith #godsword #godisincontrol #bibleverse #spring2020

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