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Illinois farmer David Wessel shares how cover crops have reduced his carbon footprint.
Busting myths about pesticides and revealing the truth behind Illinois farmers’ sustainable practices – all before you finish breakfast.
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to protecting our food from insects and weeds. Farmers and agronomists work to build integrated pest management plans that uses minimal resources and provide healthy, affordable food for consumers.
We’re not just spraying pesticides without careful consideration and education. Every three years, farmers have to go to school and pass an exam to become certified to use pesticides on their crops.
When I use agricultural chemicals, I’m using products that are approved by the FDA, the USDA, and EPA. I follow strict guidelines — to the letter. I hope every homeowner treating their lawn reads the directions and follows them as closely as I do.
A funny thing is the agricultural community has a language all its own, and it’s not unlike the rest of us when we get together with our own tribes.
How much are farmers really spraying on your food?
There’s no commonly accepted version of what sustainability means. I visited an Illinois farm to learn about what a sustainable food system looks like from a farmer’s perspective.
Keep summer satisfying with Illinois sweet corn from Keller’s Farmstand. You can even learn how to prepare Illinois sweet corn from the pros!
We built a custom dairy barn outfitted with the latest technology for cow comfort, herd health and environmental sustainability.
Just 3 oz. of beef provides your body with 10 essential nutrients and fewer calories than other options.
Here in Illinois, our soil is naturally rich and productive, but farmers must be good stewards of the land to ensure our soil health is sustained for years to come.
Meet Drew Kuhn. By day, he works for a pig farmer caring for animals. On nights and weekends. he helps run his own family’s farm.