Eighty-five years later, Greg Learnard and his two sons remain actively involved in selling corn and soybeans in addition to farming.
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.
Four area residents have been named to a hall of fame that affects the lives of many young people — the 4-H Hall of Fame.
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.
SPRINGFIELD — After a one-year interruption last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois State Fair in Springfield is set to reopen today with some new attractions and safety requirements. Among the new requirements, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello II sa…
Jill Uken's family began planting sweet potatoes four years ago, and the Mahomet-Seymour junior has turned it into a small business. She'll talk about the process at the State Fair on Saturday.
“After a year where the world stopped, I felt including an exhibitor embracing the cow signifies the joy our youth are experiencing as they return to the fair,” said butter cow sculptor Sarah Pratt, of Iowa.
We have traced our operation to at least 1902. Our kiddos are the fifth generation, says Monica Green. In fact, they are the fifth generation to live right here in the farmhouse, which is pretty special, too.
Fair board president: 'Our grounds are full and chaotic, and we don’t have any spare room or any spare time to do that during our fair'
The Brocks have been restoring the tractor since May. Both of them took part in the sanding and painting part of the restoration, and Grandpa used the opportunity to teach his granddaughter some mechanics.
Mayor Gabe Clements said the petitioner recently bought the property and is seeking to keep only a few animals — perhaps one cow and a few chickens — on the property, not an entire herd of cattle as some believe.
The Illinois Farm Bureau is looking forward to more trade opportunities with the United Kingdom — a trade partner already “integral” to the state’s ag community.
Champaign County's Zoning Board of Appeals will hear from both sides tonight in a dispute between beekeepers and residents who have issues with beehives in their neighborhoods.
“Farmers don’t really like to walk through corn when it’s 7 feet tall,” Bob Coverdill, chief operating officer of Ag Air Imaging and AirScout, said.
Crop Sciences 480: Cannabis Classification and Management is a brand-new synchronous online course at the University of Illinois, all about the versatile, profitable — and oft-misunderstood — cannabis plant.
Our paternal great-grandfather, Joseph Taylor, moved to Champaign County in 1861 from Kentucky. In 1883 he purchased the tract of land which we continue to use as our center of operation, according to Craig Anderson, the older of the two Anderson brothers who farm in rural Mansfield.