PONTIAC, Ill. — Art Leach may be 103 years old, but he clearly remembers the details of his service in the Pacific during World War II.
PONTIAC, Ill. — Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand in a room filled with soldiers and sailors who served in World War II and other world conflicts and hear their stories, sometimes in their own words? That’s the opportunity presented at the Livingston County War Museum in …
The founding of the Quilts of Valor Foundation was literally a dream come true.
When Dylan Cook saw his vegetable crop wash away in a 2021 flood, he reached out for help, finding support from his social media friends.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court on May 25 made it harder for the federal government to police water pollution in a decision that strips protections from wetlands that are isolated from larger bodies of water.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri General Assembly passed an omnibus bill near the end of its session that included several measures sought by ag groups, including support for beginning farmers, biofuel tax credits and money for major river flood control and navigation projects.
Kevin Brooks, who has the heart of a teacher and a farmer, has managed to make both part of his life, but not always the way he expected.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld California’s new pork law, rejecting an industry challenge in a ruling buttressing the power of states to impose rules that have a broad economic impact on other parts of the country.
PRESTON, Iowa — The school year is wrapping up in the Midwest, which means graduating seniors are preparing for the next step of their lives. Some students at Easton Valley High School hope to make agriculture a big part of that.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Some people in the know believe it is possible to get a 2023 farm bill completed by the end of the legislative session this year, others say it is not. Some would like to see money not yet distributed through the Inflation Reduction Act roll into the farm bill, others would not.
The recent announcement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that it was requesting technical consultations with Mexico under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Chapter of the United States- Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), is the latest step in the ongoing dispute over Mexica…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Six people were killed and dozens injured after multiple crashes involving 72 vehicles Monday on Interstate 55 south of Springfield as blowing dust from newly plowed fields took over the highway and choked off visibility, authorities said.
Iowa Republicans praised the Environmental Protection Administration April 28 for announcing a waiver to allow E-15 fuel sales nationwide during the summer months.
Long gone are the days when farmers could only bond over a fencepost, at a coffee shop or waiting at the local grain elevator. Through social media, farmers across the globe are exchanging ideas every day.
Jamie and Justin Ewalt have turned a farm-based beef business into two storefronts, with one on the way. Their primary method of advertising? Social media.
URBANA, Ill. — Because of their non-point source nature, most farms aren’t regulated under the federal Clean Water Act. That leaves pollution control up to the states, resulting in a patchwork of approaches that are difficult to evaluate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many stories by IFT Publications reporters in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri were recognized with awards at the 2023 North American Agricultural Journalists annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
During a time when the value of farmland continues to rise, some operations may begin to experience what is called ‘the wealth effect,’ which can distort the view of the farm’s profitability. This may prompt some farmers to make certain decisions because they are feeling wealthier, even if t…
DECORAH, Iowa — Darcy and Eric Wemark and their family milk nearly 600 cows at their dairy operation in Ridgeway, near Decorah in northeast Iowa.
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — A collar county of Chicago may not be the first place one would consider visiting to get a historic picture of agriculture in the Midwest.
CLARINDA, Iowa — Most collections have a touch of sentimentality about them, giving the collector the ability to connect with their childhood, memories of a special occasion or a reminder of a simpler time.
Some tears of joy were shed and lots of smiles were on faces when a number of Denison, Iowa, FFA members drove their tractors to Denison Care Center recently to visit with Dana Weeda, who taught agriculture and was the FFA advisor at Denison High School for 10 years until 2020.
Just under $3 billion was earmarked by the USDA last fall for the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
Crumpled grain bins, flattened corn fields, flooded buildings and parched earth mark the haggard faces of worried farmers when extreme weather strikes.
The water levels on major Midwestern rivers are a key issue for farmers, whether they threaten flooding or present situations like last fall when low water levels on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers threatened the movement of grain and other supplies.