Stories about the weather in northern Illinois
As contraction of the U.S. cattle herd continues, farmers nearing retirement age are faced with deciding whether to expand again, invest more into infrastructure and whether someone is in line for succession.
When Ralph Upton Jr. started working on his family’s farm full time in 1964, he did what everyone else was doing — plowing every year.
Southern staples like magnolia trees and camellias may now be able to grow without frost damage in once-frigid Boston.
The unknowns facing the agriculture sector are much greater today than in the past few years and possibly decade.
A lack of snow and warm temperatures that suppressed deer movement led to a lackluster opening weekend of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun season, with hunters killing thousands fewer deer than last year.
The droughty growing season revealed some “oopsies” and unusual disease occurrences in fields. Stephanie Porter reviewed the 2023 growing season during an ISA Field Talk event.
Growing up, some of my fondest memories revolved around working on our cattle ranch alongside my father and grandfather. The satisfaction of a successful day’s work still resonates with me today.
Even though there was a significant dry period during the early portion of the growing season, Chris Gould is harvesting a very good corn crop this year.
The mill and store are very busy getting ready for Small Business Saturday. This special shopping day is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a chance to support local businesses.
My philosophy is I need something to get me motivated every morning. What do all you grain farmers use as motivation after harvest?
My 4-year-old grandson thinks he has to “help” Danny, the high school boy that is working for me. So, I’ve been using him with Danny to move the flock from one lot to the next.
There was a modest improvement in farmer sentiment about the ag economy in October as farmers reported improvements in current conditions and future expectations on their farm.
The Kauffman family has been raising and selling turkeys for 90 years, but the family started the farming operation many years prior to that near Waterman.
A two-year research project at Northern Illinois University is taking a deep dive — and a big listen — into farming and the impacts of climate change on farming in northern Illinois.
A last look at crop production estimates until the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final summary in January was deemed neutral to bearish on higher production.