Stories about the business of agriculture in Illinois.
Illinois: The Great Pumpkin State
Illinois leads the nation in production of both ornamental and processing pumpkins
How An Illinois Apple Orchard Ended Up Making Prize-Winning Honey (VIDEO)
Delicious, award-winning honey begins at Curtis Orchard in Champaign, Illinois.
How Illinois Farmers Manage Risk
Farmers use technology, management tools to offset unpredictability.
Mobile App Helps Consumers Find Seasonal Produce
A new mobile app called What's In Season will allow consumers to find fresh, seasonal produce at farmers...
Illinois Farmers Choose Biotech and Non-GMO Crops For Their Fields
Prairie State farmers take advantage of choice with biotech and non-GMO crops.
AFBF Survey Shows Food Prices Continue to Drop
Food prices continue to drop for Easter dinner and other spring food items, according to a survey by...
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago’s Water System
Read how Chicago's water system has grown with the population to keep water clean for various uses.
Food Price Inflation Expected to Stay Below 20-Year Average
Food prices are expected to increase this year, but still stay well below the 20-year average.
Behind the Brand of Gilster-Mary Lee
Private-labeling powerhouse has deep roots in Illinois.
New Day Hydroponics Grows With the Flow
New Day Hydroponics harvests herbs and produce year round.