BLOOMINGTON — As a farmer himself, Richard Guebert Jr. stays in tune with the issues on the minds of Illinois farmers.
“There are good jobs, and there are employers who are looking for a pipeline of professionals trained” in that field, Parkland College Dean of Career and Technical Education Derrick Baker said.
The message: 'We want to feed the farmers who feed the world.'
The solar field you may have noticed on Champaign County Road 1700 N belongs to Illinois American Water Co., and the utility is projecting it will help reduce its annual energy costs.
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch bracing for a holiday shortage.
Animal rights activists plan to use a billboard message to memorialize the dozens of pigs killed recently in a semitrailer fire on Interstate 74 in Vermilion County.
“If you grow them a few years, then you’re probably hooked for life. When you see a pumpkin grow two pounds in one hour, it’s just amazing. Many will grow 40 to 50 pounds every day for three weeks, then start to taper off.”
“They got going gangbusters in mid-September; then the rains came. Last week was pretty slow. We are starting to get back into it here the last couple days,” Ludlow Coop Manager Paul Seaman said before the rain returned Monday.
Blasts from the past: Lincoln Lodge, the Tumor, Destihl, Lou Gold, Illini Oil and running at the UI Armory. Also, the Illini Anthem, Custard Cup traffic, The Ribeye, Li'l Porgy's, video gaming, very tall corn and causes of death in Illinois last year besides COVID-19.
GRANVILLE — The iconic Field of Dreams, a farm turned into a baseball field for the 1989 classic film, remains a major tourist destination in Dyersville, Iowa.
People who are malnourished don’t care if a bunch of university researchers have come up with a way to produce more food — not if they can’t put the food on the table. In the world of research and development, research isn’t much good without development, Peter Goldsmith said.
URBANA — Between capturing carbon, producing healthier soil or fighting soil erosion and weeds, cover crops have several proven growth and conservation benefits for farmers.
The grain assets of Champaign-based agribusiness The Andersons have been purchased by Total Grain Marketing of Effingham. The sale didn’t include The Andersons’ bulk fertilizer business in Champaign, the companies said.
Historically, we had a dairy until the ‘50s, hogs until the ‘60s and cattle until the ‘70s. We are currently a grain operation — one-third corn, one-third soybeans and one-third CRP/pollinator habitat.
My family has farmed this sesquicentennial farm since 1834 that was acquired through the Land Act of 1820. Samuel Gill of Bath County, Ky., rode horseback to Palestine Ill., to make the purchase, Pam Sigler said.
After 35 years of teaching elementary school, I retired in 2012. In 2018, Morris and I decided to quit farming most of our ground so that we could focus on our apples and the brewery construction.
"Unfortunately, the synthetic ethanol market has been deteriorating for some time and these declining market conditions make operating this business long-term financially unviable,” Megan Borchers said of the closure of Equistar Chemicals.
Dr. Brent Reifsteck, a Carle Health pediatrician, will serve as one of the grand marshals of the Twilight Parade kicking off the Illinois State Fair Thursday.