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ONTARIO — The 2017 Census of Agriculture is out and the number of acres of farmland in Oregon had declined from the census done in 2012, but the number of small farms is up, said Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Alexis Taylor.

I’m no spring chicken, so like many people of a certain age, watching Julia Child’s hilarious explanation of the proper names and weights for various types of chickens was my first introduction to the variety of birds available. 

KANKAKEE, Ill. — When it comes to the ag products he develops and that his company sells, Todd Zehr knows there are no shortcuts onto a farm.

I love discovering healthy ingredients and adding them to my favorite recipes. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with quinoa, which looks like small, grayish pearls and has a nutty flavor and a light, creamy texture.

INDIANAPOLIS — One concern vegetable and fruit growers must worry about is making sure that they are using agricultural water safely around th…


INDIANAPOLIS — A topic that always seems to be on the minds of a lot of individuals is where did one’s food come from and is it safe to consume.

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber.