Creating and marketing a high-value, top-quality good will be vital for Illinois farmers to increase the number of their products in the hands — and mouths — of European consumers.
Standing in front of a decades-old stand of 6,500 apple trees, Vianney Pelletier is content with his family’s orchard, cider mill and dairy in northern Normandy.
Ukrainian farmer Kohctahtuh Xomehko showed the kind of determination and fortitude currently on display by his fellow countrymen and women during an online meeting with farmers in the Midwest.
While the U.S. scrambles to fill the void in the oil market created by the ban of Russian imports, commodity group leaders believe the solution is closer to home than Venezuela or Saudi Arabia.
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – In an effort to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crop industry, the Illinois Departme…
After farmer Lucas Roney spends the fall season gathering crops, he likes seeing his fields greening with new growth as he parks harvesting equipment in the shed.
Didn’t think companies could fit one more label on food packaging covered from front to back in emblems and claims? Guess again.
National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme, “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” encourages trying new foods from various c…
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Matt Bunger was recently recognized as the Pastureland Conservationist of the Year at the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) event.
A group of farming, food and environmental sector representatives believe economic and environmental sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
Illinois Farm Bureau will offer free food safety certification to small meat-processing establishments across the state beginning this month.
The Extension Organic Agriculture program is hosting three regional organic grain farmer meetings throughout February, including in White County.
National Children’s Dental Health Month brings together dental health professionals, caregivers, parents, and teachers to give children the best start on oral health. That start involves every…
Purdue Extension winter programming is in full swing, and with COVID concerns ramping up, many of these programs are converting to a virtual format allowing you to participate from the comfort…
Eric Hodel grew up growing food on his family’s diversified, central Illinois farm. Today, as the new CEO of Midwest Food Bank, Hodel is making sure hungry people can access it.
The 2022 White County Ag Winter Schools are returning this year, kicking off at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the White County 4-H Community Building, 12 N. 25 East, Reynolds, Ind.).
NATIONAL — Soybean growers could see demand growth from the biofuels sector in the next decade, reminiscent of the ethanol boom that shifted into high gear in the early 2000s and pushed corn u…