After a two-year hiatus, the Mid-West Truck and Trailer Show is back. “We are excited. There are a lot of people in the industry who are just excited about there being an event again,” said Don Schaefer, executive vice president of the Mid-West Truckers Association.
Just blocks from Midway Airport and a few miles from O’Hare International Airport, ag economist Dan Basse, asked the question: “How many of you want to fly in a battery-powered airplane?”
In a speech that had tones of inspiration and celebration, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation reminded Farm Bureau members, as well as lawmakers and regulators, of the power of the nation’s largest farmer membership organization.
“Saving” is a common thread running through many of the educational seminars at the 2023 Fort Wayne Farm Show.
Along with the price and supply of ammonia, the price and supply of diesel fuel is one of the factors that is adding to farmer anxiety.
Are U.S. pork producers getting ready to expand? If the last U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs Report of 2022 is a signal, then the answer is yes.
While “Sustaining Our Future: A Farm Family Story” serves as a way to educate the public on the Ganschow family’s conservation farming journey and achievements, for Michael Ganschow, the film is much more personal.
When it comes to showing the benefits of cover crops, for Joey Deloian of the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District, the proof is in the planting.
When Mary Kay Thatcher talks about the political climate surrounding the farm bill, she’s speaking from experience.
Voters and their political parties are moving further to the right and further to the left, away from the center, and that may not be the best news for U.S. agriculture or for farmers.
The Illinois Pork Producers Association celebrated reaching 1 million pounds of pork donated to regional food banks through its Pork Power program at the place where it all started 14 years ago.
For the past year, Thomas Titus has added “president” to his already lengthy list of titles that include dad, husband, showpig producer and pork producer. Titus has served as president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.
In 2008, pork producers across the country were suffering, Phil Borgic and Mike Haag among them. Both farmers, Borgic, of rural Montgomery County, and Haag, of rural Livingston County, were members of the Illinois Pork Producers Association board of directors.
Next year, Richard Guebert Jr. will turn over the reins of Illinois Farm Bureau to the next president. But as he started his 10th and final year as president of the organization, Guebert offered some food for thought to IFB members on politics and farming.
When January rolls around and members of the 118th U.S. Congress return to Washington, two Illinois lawmakers who have been strong for agriculture will be missing from the ranks.