Stories about the business of agriculture in Illinois.
2018 Proves to Be a Tricky Year for Illinois Apple Crop
Many Illinois apple orchards have opened across the state. Will trees be heavy or skimpy with fruit?
FARM Program and Others Ensure Animal Care, Product Safety
Several programs, including the national FARM program, focus on animal care and safe products.
Why Finke Farms Became a Digital Dairy (VIDEO)
Robotic milkers and automatic controls automate Finke Farms.
Food and Fiber Speak Many Languages
Exports and trade rank high in importance to Illinois farm families.
Precious Cargo from Central Illinois Produce
Central Illinois Produce grows fresh greens and produce in a cargo container.
Morel Mushroom Season Picks Up in Illinois
Cool weather has held up growth for morel mushrooms in all but southern Illinois .
Union County Farm Honored with State’s First Bicentennial Designation
The fifth and sixth generations of the Brown family now grow crops on the original 145 acres.
Illinois State Fair Manager Plans to Build on Event’s Success
State budget, status of facility repairs could impact plans for this year's Illinois State Fair.
Food Evolution Documentary Delves Into GMOs
A new movie, Food Evolution, explores why GMOs are such a controversial topic.
Adopt-A-Legislator® Program Creates Partners for Progress
Adopt-A-Legislator® program connects farmers and lawmakers in support of agriculture.