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 firstname.lastname@example.org. By: Jody Padgham, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Anyone looking at a transition to or startup in successful organic grain production […]
by Alyssa Hartman, Artisan Grain Collaborative The Artisan Grain Collaborative is a network of organizations and individuals working throughout the Upper Midwest grain value chain to create a regenerative grainshed in our region. For years, consumers have considered fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meat a part of their local food system while grains – crops […]