posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM
The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature continues to disagree.
Heavy snow fell in the plains --- most recently in Nebraska and Minnesota --- where travel was slowed because of the precipitation.
posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Abandoned warehouses are getting new life all across the Midwest. One of the new experiments is known as vertical farming.
This suburban Chicago location is operated by farmedhere. The owners are trying to give new meaning to the term...
posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:04 PM
Already considered to be the largest vertical farm in the country, FarmedHere LLC plans to add another 150,000 square feet of vertical growing space by the end of next year. .
posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Two downstate lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois.
Marion Democratic state Rep. John Bradley and Olney Republican David Reis filed the bill Thursday. Supporters of hydraulic...
posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Backyard and vacant lot gardens play a large part in Chicago's total food production.
posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM
2012 was Illinois' 10th driest year. Illinois Radio Network reports that Illinois averaged just more than 30 inches of rainfall across the state - about 10 inches below normal.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:55 PM
The historic drought continues to devastate farm states, hitting farmers and ranchers in Illinois especially hard.
posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Indiana and Iowa feel the pressure as the drought intensifies in the Midwest
posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Much of the Kansas corn crop looks healthy, green and tall -- even sporting a tassel. A casual observer might believe all is fine, but a closer inspection reveals a different tale.
posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM
FULTS, Ill. (AP) - As he watched his 10-year-old son ease a tractor across a soybean field, Dennis Mosbacher acknowledged the risks of farming.
But Mosbacher said the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from...
posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM
Illinois climate experts say the state had a rare phenomenon this year: April's weather was cooler than March.
posted on May 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has $10 million available for farmers markets and community-support agriculture programs.
posted on January 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Some experts believe this year's risingfarmland prices in central Illinois could continue for at least thenext year. Land sales companies say farmland prices in the region increasedby more than 30...
posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military.
Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based...
posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM
URBANA, Ill (AP) -- Farmers in Argentina have found that simply using jumbo plastic bags can help protect their harvested corn from the elements before it's sold and heads for processing.