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Field Corn, Sweet Corn & Popcorn: What’s the Difference?
Field corn, or dent corn, is the most common type of corn. 98% of the corn grown in...
Corn Connection: A Crop Ingrained in Lifestyle
Farmers throughout Illinois share a connection to corn. We grow it, talk about it, and drive around just...
How Farmers Are Adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic
This year’s coronavirus pandemic put a remarkable strain on the agriculture industry, prompting farmers across the country to...
First-Generation Farmers Put Down Roots in Southern Illinois
Phoenix natives Talina and Nathan Ryder found a deep satisfaction in growing their own food, so they traded...
Roseville Farmer Looks to Grow the Illinois Hemp Industry
Roseville farmers Andy and Frank Huston raise industrial hemp and process it on the farm, offering their own...
Ag in the Classroom Delivers Pre-K-12 Education
While high schools commonly employ full-time agriculture teachers, Illinois Ag in the Classroom provides agriculture lessons tailored to...
Illinois Farm Bureau Is Addressing the Ag Teacher Shortage
Efforts have emerged in the last few years to narrow the salary discrepancy and reward agriculture teachers, including...
Illinois Is Nation’s No. 1 Producer of Pumpkins
Illinois farmers grow upward of 95% of the nation’s pumpkins for processing.
How to Multiply Your Perennials This Fall
The two best times to transplant perennials are typically during the spring and autumn, when the moderate weather...
5 Farm Facts About Hemp
Learn five fascinating farm facts about industrial hemp.