Herald-Whig seeks 26th Farm Family of the Year
Agriculture

Herald-Whig seeks 26th Farm Family of the Year

The Herald-Whig wants to continue the tradition of recognizing a farm family in Northeast Missouri or West-Central Illinois.

Clark County family raises tilapia on property, does aquaponic gardening
Missouri News

Clark County family raises tilapia on property, does aquaponic gardening

Melissa and Travis Riney didn't know their latest hobby was unique until people started asking to see it in action. They do aquaponic gardening and call their operation Spring Water Produce. They hope to one day do it full-time.

Sharpe Holdings selling Heartland Creamery to Wisconsin cheesemaker
Agriculture

Sharpe Holdings selling Heartland Creamery to Wisconsin cheesemaker

Sharpe Holdings is cutting its last ties with the milk and cheese industries. The company, which manages farming and ministerial operations launched by the late Charles Sharpe Jr., on Friday announced it was selling the Heartland Creamery to a Wisconsin company.

Livestock producers face new EPA reporting requirement
Agriculture

Livestock producers face new EPA reporting requirement

As a result of an April 11 federal court decision, EPA issued a notice Oct. 26 directing all livestock farms emitting more than 100 pounds of ammonia or hydrogen sulfide in a 24-hour period to report continuous air emissions under CERCLA.

Paris FFA wins National Premier Chapter award at national convention
Agriculture

Paris FFA wins National Premier Chapter award at national convention

The Paris FFA chapter has been named the 2017 National Premier Chapter in the Growing Leaders Division.

JWCC gets input on how to strengthen ag program
Agriculture

JWCC gets input on how to strengthen ag program

An emphasis on the increasing role of technology in agriculture was one of the top items discussed at a recent strategic planning session at JWCC.

Extend the growing season with low tunnels
Good Growing

Extend the growing season with low tunnels

Extend the growing season with low tunnels

Time RIPE to transform agriculture and feed the world
Farm and Field

Time RIPE to transform agriculture and feed the world

Time RIPE to transform agriculture and feed the world

Illinois is the ideal place for tree diversity
Good Growing

Illinois is the ideal place for tree diversity

The other day I was teaching a group about native Illinois trees, and, of course, I was all excited because I was teaching about trees, which is my No. 1 passion.

Demand for chicken wings boosts farm prices
Farm and Field

Demand for chicken wings boosts farm prices

Chicken wings helped poultry farm prices take off this year.