Introduction Illinois is known for its soil, and the swath of drummer silty clay loam, or black dirt, running across central Illinois, is considered some of the most fertile in the world. Despite the exceptionally productive soil, most farmers use conventional methods that employ synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Those methods, coupled with plowing, […]
Patrick Evans of the Illinois Finance Authority describes programs they offer to help support area grain farmers.
Rebecca Huston of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office describes programs the state offers to provide financial support to area farmers.
Todd Haab, crop insurance agent at Strategic Farm Marketing, describes the ins and outs of crop insurance for organic grain farmers and its favorable future.
Submitted Tue, 03/19/2019 – 7:45pm This week’s blog entry is from a guest writer. If you are interested in your article or blog entry being featured on the TLC blog, contact email@example.com. By: Jody Padgham, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anyone looking at a transition to or startup in successful organic grain production […]
Jonathan Manuel of the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District explores how to use government programs for assistance to organic transition.