From springtime asparagus to late-summer tomatoes and sweet corn to autumn pumpkins, here are the markets setting up shop this season in Central Illinois.
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Farmers, already weary over complaints about the smell of manure from city dwellers moving to an agricultural area, didn’t budge in their opposition to the proposed subdivision.
Farmers in the western Corn Belt could use some precipitation, while those to the east could use some drier soils. The latest Midwest agriculture update:
Despite enduring two years of pandemic-era hardships, many Illinois farmers say their decisions to take risks and embrace new business models two years ago led to some silver linings.
Women represent the agriculture industry’s fastest-growing demographic. Audra Mulkern, a storyteller based near Seattle, Washington, is telling their stories in various mediums.
A new report says dealership consolidation and repair restrictions by companies like Deere & Company are making it increasingly difficult for farmers to fix their own equipment.
As the nation has become more urbanized, the percentage of citizens who are directly involved in production agriculture has dwindled, as have their political representatives. The shift has presented farmer-politicians with challenges as well as opportunities.
Planting soybeans before planting corn has become a trend for many farmers in the Midwest. The increased yields that have resulted are making it more of the standard.
Illinois soybean growers celebrated being the No. 1 soybean-growing state in the nation in 2021 and planned how to do it again at the 2022 Illinois Soybean Summit in Champaign Feb. 1.
Finding good employees and getting needed supplies are among the challenges farmers face during the COVID-19 era. Three milk producers talked about how they manage at the Illinois Dairy Summit Feb. 2.
It began, like countless young romances through the years, at the Missouri State Fair.
There is a greater need today than in the past for stalk strength, partly because corn plants are expected to stand for longer periods.
If farming is a school of patience, then securing federal funding for the agriculture industry is, too.
The largest natural lake west of the Mississippi is shrinking past its lowest levels in recorded history, raising fears about toxic dust, ecological collapse and economic consequences.
Cooks Venture’s slow-growing heirloom chicken is bringing big change to the food industry, finally making conscientious chicken a possibility.
This op-ed was distributed through a cooperative project between Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Press Association.
Off the southern coast of the U.S., there is an area six times the size of Rhode Island where every summer oxygen levels fall so low that it kills fish and plant life. Over the past five years, it’s grown.