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Tractors pulling planters filled Edgar County and East Central Illinois fields this past weekend before more rains made the a return to the fields impossible by mid-week. Some farmers north and … more
HUME – It seems incongruous students attending a small school in the heart of farm country are not aware of the plant cycle or how food gets to the table. “We are in a food desert here,” … more
Those East Central Illinois residents who love to work in the dirt can get a bit depressed and stir crazy in winter. Looking out at the brown fields — or at the horses rolling around in the mud … more
Debby Jo Holmquist and her Showgirlz Sheep Company of Paris made history at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., in November. Holmquist’s one-year-old ram … more
CHRISMAN – An idea to support a community event has grown into a side business for Deborah Hale.When the Chrisman High School FFA started a farmers market three years ago Hale wanted to help … more
What began as a small garden for 4-H is now a two-acre plot filled with different varieties of vegetables and herbs after the Darin Kohlmeyer family found a niche to sell fresh produce at the local … more
Corn planting progress in the U.S. is nine points behind the five-year average of 14 percent, according to the USDA’s latest crop progress report. Last year, 15 percent of the corn crop had … more
KANSAS – Kansas High School FFA is not just for students who aspire to be production farmers.The organization is for students who are future leaders wanting to make positive changes, and they … more
Drive any rural road in Edgar County and columns of dust are easily spotted where farmers are cutting beans and shelling corn.Harvesting started approximately two weeks ago and farmers are … more
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