My heritage of agriculture originates on my dad’s side, who came from Germany. My great-great-grandfather then settled in the Midwest.
There must be something in the soil here, Miles O'Brien reckoned as he wrapped up a three-hour PBS special this week with a few words of thanks for the "amazing Midwestern hospitality" he experienced during his UI campus visit.
Free-range chickens and grass-fed beef roam the green pastures of Derek and Maddy Stierwalt in rural Sadorus.
Fundraising is underway to add another big tourist attraction to Arcola, and organizer Pat Monahan is confident that if it gets built, people will come and see it.
'We still have the 1935 John Deere A that my great-grandfather bought new. This was the first rubber-tired tractor the family owned.'
The last two-and-a-half years have created a significant opportunity for companies to reassess outdated working habits and bring in new long-term flexible strategies that are better for them, their employees and the planet. Thanks to global flexspace provided by IWG brands including Regus an…
Even before OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center decided to discontinue obstetrics services come September, the number of babies delivered in that Urbana hospital last year was a shadow of its former self.
Over the years the seed technology has made big improvements — along with equipment and equipment technology. We continue to keep up with all the changes to help improve our operations and run to the best of our abilities.
Williams admitted he sold grain that he had put up as collateral for a bank loan and used the money for himself between 2014 and 2017.
We’re German and English. I’m not sure why they picked this area. Probably they landed on the coast, and this is as far as they could make it.
Such dust storms were common during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s during The Great Depression. One difference, however, is highway travel was done on primarily safer two-lane byways.
In Illinois, temperatures have increased over the last 100 years, according to research by Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford. The warming has been concentrated in the winter and spring months.
Hear from Bill Bozdech, including his appearance on Mike In the Morning on WHMS
The Main Scoop, an ice cream shop in downtown Mahomet, is in the process of expanding to a second location in Monticello.
A family farm history — plus Robert Hemingway's interview on WHMS.
“We’re trying to change the town positively,” Enger said. “We’re pretty excited about it. We’re trying to find the right space right now.”
Our popular Farm Family of the Week feature resumes next Wednesday. Know a family who ought to be profiled? Email Dave Hinton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“For the 2017 show, I got a note from a guy in Kentucky,” Armstrong remembers. “He said, ‘I don’t have long to live. (Attending the show) is a bucket list thing for me.’ He (lived) at least 300 miles away from Rantoul.”
“There’s a clause in it that says if the property is used for anything other than the county fair ... it shall revert back to the state of Illinois,” Bolinski said.
He comes from a long line of farmers, and it looks like the line will continue. His great-grandparents, grandparents and parents, Siegfried and Irene Buhr, farmed the land before him.
Ag classes have become quite popular at Mahomet-Seymour. With good reason, Wherley said: “Agriculture is the largest industry in the United States.”
With winter weather fading into the distance, farmers across the state are gearing up for another productive spring planting season. Once the frost melts and the soil temperatures rise, it will be time to hit the fields, but for many farmers, high prices for fertilizer, fuel and other critic…
The DOE announced Friday that it’s investing $590 million over the next five years for its four Bioenergy Research Centers. More than $120 million will go to the UI-led CABBI.
The University of Illinois Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) will receive more than $120 million from the Department of Energy through 2027 to continue researching ag-based energy alternatives.
Parkland plans to begin construction on the new 25,000-square-foot training center this summer, with the completion targeted for summer 2024.
Kraft Properties recently reduced the price of the property at 126-128 W. Church St. to $998,000, about half of the original asking price in 2020.
A Percheron gelding named Center Ridge Ben drew high-sale honors — not as much as last year’s world-record sale of $137,500 for a Belgian stallion, but the third-highest in the 28 years of the event.
Reifsteck, who farms south of Champaign, lives in the house his grandfather built 108 years ago.
A couple of signs that warmer weather is not that far off — spring-training baseball and the publication of The News-Gazette’s first Agribusiness section.
My husband and I now live on my family farm outside of Armstrong with our son, JW, and our dog, Maggie.
Congratulations to Russell Buhr, selected this week as The News-Gazette’s 2022 Farm Leader of the Year.