Heavy Rains Have Illinois Farmers Dealing With Soaked CropsCBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports farmers in Peotone are dealing with soggy crops.
Female Farmers A Growing TrendRuth Zeldenrust farms 80 acres in Chicago Heights. She's just one of a growing number of female farmers.
Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government GiveawayConveniently-timed for Obama's reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
How To Preserve Your Garden HarvestWhether your garden is exploding with the ripe fruits of your labor or you couldn’t resist saving quite a bit of cash at the local farmer’s market by buying a bushel of apples instead of a peck, it’s time to preserve the harvest so it can be enjoyed all winter long. Because, honestly, you know you cannot possibly eat all of those apples during the next few weeks; plus you’re going to want some for that Thanksgiving Day pie.
Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In IllinoisGov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.
Drought Clobbering Farms In Lake CountyHot weather combined with little rain is not only scorching your lawn, it is also making it tough for farmers in northern Illinois.
Summer Drought Hurting Farmers In IndianaThis summer's drought is really hurting some farmers in Indiana.
Illinois Dry Spell Could Kill Harvest For FarmersSometimes we forget, but not far from the Chicago skyscrapers are sprawling farm fields, where there is growing concern about the dry weather and the real threat it poses to what could have been a bumper harvest.
Illinois Farmers Worry They'll Be Left Behind In Federal BudgetA so-called “super-committee” has been formed to tackle federal budget cuts, but some farmers worry agriculture won’t get a fair seat at the table.
House Committee OKs Legalizing Industrial HempAn Illinois House committee has passed a measure that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes, such as to make rope, clothing and other accessories.