Stories about the business of agriculture in Illinois.
Illinois Farmer Becomes USFRA Face of Farming
Illinois farmer Katie Pratt was chosen as a winner in the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Faces of...
“Town & Country Partners” Debuts on “RFD Today” Radio Show
This Friday, March 15, at 9:07 a.m., tune in to the new "Town & Country Partners" segment on...
Celebrate Food Check-Out Week
The American Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week in February to benefit Ronald McDonald House charities.
Western Illinois Farmer Creates ‘Maternity Ward’ for Cows
Kane Custom Calving in Western Illinois allows 350 to 550 cows to give birth on his farm each...
Illinois Farm Families Happenings
Check out what is going on this spring with the Illinois Farm Families program.
Why Did the Snake Cross the Road?
Twice a year, a stretch of road in the La Rue-Pine Hills Ecological Area closes for snakes and...
Illinois Farm Families Field Moms Get Soybeans in the Suburbs
Illinois Farm Families Field Moms learn about growing soybeans from a city girl-turned-farmer.
Sales of Field Moms’ Soybeans Benefit Charity
The nine Chicago-area moms chosen as “field moms” tried their hand at growing soybeans in 2012 and donated...
Disabled Farmer Takes Center Stage in “Farm Hands” Play
Chicago playwright Wendy Whiteside wrote a play called "Farm Hands" about differently abled farmers. She was inspired...
Drought to Have Minimal Effect on Food Prices
According to Illinois Farm Bureau Senior Economist, the 2012 drought will only minimally affect the price of groceries.