posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Robert "Chip" Petrea who lost both of his legs while baling hay is now focused on agricultural safety.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM
The projects including examining how nitrogen management systems utilized by farmers might help increase crop yields. Others include looking at the agronomic and environmental benefits of cover crops
posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Democratic Sen. David Koehler says consumers have a right to know if the food their putting into their bodies was made with so-called GMOs.
posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The relationships developed with foreign buyers during the Illinois Grain Tour are expected to pay dividends for the state's agribusiness.
Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say foreign buyers who took...
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM
An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:29 PM
The teenagers were detasseling corn when the chemical drifted over them from a plane that was crop-dusting an adjacent field.
posted on July 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois fruit farmers say this year's moist weather is producing a particularly appealing peach harvest.
WSIL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16dkXbV ) the wet weather made this year's crop extra sweet and...
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.