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This Alexander County Farmer Grows and Sells High-Protein ‘Cahokia’ Rice
Farmer Blake Gerard grows a high-protein rice developed by scientists at LSU, naming it Cahokia rice after the...
Planting Presses Through Another Unprecedented Season
We now begin another historic planting season with challenges beyond our control. And as a business deemed essential,...
A Fondness for 4-H Fairs
A reflection on childhood memories of 4-H fairs and the joy a mother feels being able to pass...
4 Facts About Conservation on Illinois Farms
Over the last 60 years, Illinois farms have more than doubled production while using 11% less land. (USDA...
Get the Dirt on Soil Conservation
Farmers depend upon the soil to nourish crops and pastures, and to realize the soil's full potential, farmers...
Farm Stewardship Celebrated on Earth Day
The world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April, a time when Illinois farmers work with...
F.A.R.M. for Health Is Collecting Items for Medical Personnel
Farmers & Ranchers Masks for Health is collecting new and unused items to donate, including N95 masks.
6 Fun Gardening Projects to Do With Kids
Kids and kitchen scraps: these gardening projects provide fun for children while reducing food waste.
A Brief History of Thyme (and How to Grow It)
Thyme is a hardy perennial in Illinois. There are more than 100 species from which to choose, ranging...
Take a Look Behind the Scenes of Modern Pork Production (VIDEO)
Biosecurity and animal welfare are top priorities for pork production in the twenty-first century, with Illinois farmers leading...