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Fresh Air and Fun Await on Illinois Farms This Fall
Some beautiful fall days coupled with space to roam continue to offer opportunities to visit Illinois farms that...
8 Fun Facts About Pumpkins (VIDEO)
Did you know that Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state in the nation?
Porktober: Time to Salute Pork
Pork represents the world’s most widely eaten meat, and Illinois ranks No. 4 in the United States for...
Harvest Routine Brings Normalcy During Pandemic
"I hold out hope that the upcoming harvest season delivers a 60-day dose of normalcy, seldom felt since...
Harvest Season Terminology
Exactly how big is an acre? How many pounds of corn are there in a bushel? Learn the...
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...