CARTERVILLE, Ill. — Since the emergence of the industry in Illinois, many wineries have grown from vineyards bottling their product for sale to full-fledged entertainment destinations. Walker’s Bluff is taking it to a new level.
Turning your farm into an entertainment destination can be a profitable move. But an accident could not only eat into the profits but spell the end of the business.
While farmers cannot control rainfall, there are things they can manage to make each hay cutting the best it can be.
The reliance on technology to keep businesses and people going has continued to increase. That dependence has opened up possible threats to agriculture.
OMAHA, Neb. — A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn’t disappeared and worry another surge could take hold this fall.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — When Kyan Glenn was working as a busy youth pastor near Chicago, he knew he wanted a different life for his family.
Hot weather in late June and less rain gave producers an opportunity to catch up on putting up hay.
ELY, Iowa — With inflation and rising input costs for farmers, United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said creativity is what’s needed in agriculture. One aspect of that creativity might be using waste to create the clothes people wear.
When it comes to making tillage decisions on the farm, producers have several things to consider. Some of these come down to penciling out input costs, but some impacts are harder to quantify.
Since being introduced in 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program has been a mainstay of the farm bill. With a new bill being introduced in 2023, CRP could see some changes moving forward.
All farmers want to see soil health improve, but soil organic matter can be a tricky topic. Low organic matter often indicates the need for more nutrients, but a longer-term perspective is important.
Before Joe Biden became president, there was no shortage of discussion about his farm policy, much of it centered on mandates related to climate.
Kelly Nelson has been studying drainage in crop fields for decades. A research agronomist based at the University of Missouri Greenley Research Center at Novelty, Nelson works on the MU Drainage and Sub-Irrigation (MUDS) project.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new efforts on June 15 to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever in the U.S. through an outreach and awareness campaign called Protect Our Pigs.
BONDURANT, Iowa — Eric Sanny believes when it comes to seedstock, quality always trumps quantity.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Close to 5,400 FFA members, advisors, family and friends descended on Springfield to initiate new conversations, explore possibilities in careers and celebrate achievements at the 94th annual FFA Convention June 14-16.
Armyworms aren’t on the march this year, but the growing season isn’t over yet either. And the future may mean more problems.
When Glenn Davis and his hired hand, Tracy Phillips, finished helping a Holstein cow deliver the second of its calves on May 28, they thought they were done. But Davis thought the cow didn’t look right.
The pork industry continues to prepare for the potential of a foreign animal disease outbreak, including developing plans for depopulation and disposal.
After three years, Sarah Heppner says it was nice to see things back to normal at the World Pork Expo.
Kids are learning about pumpkins, corn and cattle in a new 4-H and Ag in the Classroom program. The program is also helping educators learn more about learning.
When Vance Jones started building his own home out of a grain bin seven years ago, he had no idea he would soon be building bin homes as a business across the U.S.
Post-emergence herbicide application season is already upon us, but with the delayed crop planting in some areas, it may extend through much of the month of June.
HUDSON, Iowa — Touring Hansen’s Dairy, visitors are able to try their hand at milking a Holstein, churn their own butter and sample milk and ice cream that is as fresh as possible. Hansen’s also offers one unique draw — kangaroos.
The public has this idea that concerts are something held in shiny concert halls or arenas in large cities. But Codfish Hollow breaks all those rules.