In Illinois, young, conservation-minded farmers race against climate change to save their soil
Macon County farmers Jake Lieb and Michelle Carr this fall spoke with WBEZ about agriculture conservation efforts and progress made to reduce nutrient loss.
Published November 20, 2023 Source: WBEZ | Tags: farmer feature, farmer perspective, conservation, environment, environmental stewardship, news story
The Great Pumpkin State: When it Comes to Pumpkins, Illinois is No. 1
Despite a rough start to the season, Illinois farmers Lloyd and Jacob Goebbert in an interview with the Daily Herald in Chicago assured consumers that there will be plenty of pumpkins to line their porches this Halloween.
Published October 2, 2023 Source: Daily Herald | Tags: pumpkin, agritourism, farmer feature, farmer interivew, news story
Stress Runs High in Agriculture, Especially for Women
McLean County farmers Jaqueline Witte and Rachel Fulton recently spoke with WGLT about mental health stressors in agriculture. WGLT reports that studies have shown mental health conditions are common among agriculture professionals and thei…
Published September 26, 2023 Source: WGLT | Tags: news article, feature article, farmer feature, mental health
IFB President Richard Guebert Appears on Scripps News Tonight to Discuss Farm Bill 2023
IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. joined Scripps News Tonight to discuss the farm bill and what its expiration without renewal could mean for farmers and Americans. Guebert discussed what actions IFB leaders have taken and conversations wit…
Published September 11, 2023 Source: Scripps News Tonight | Tags: TV segment, farm bill, farmer perspective, news feature, farmer interview
Harsh winter means poor Illinois peach crop
Southern Illinois farmers Jack Lanxon, of Eckert's Inc., and Austin Flamm, of Flamm Orchards, joined NPR's The 21st Show podcast to talk about how unexpected harsh winter weather disrupted the Illinois peach growing season.
Published August 8, 2023 Source: Illinois Farm Bureau | Tags: news feature, farmer feature, peach shortage, news story, weather
It's slim pickings for southern Illinois peaches this year -- and you'll pay more
Southern Illinois farmers Austin Flamm and Chris Eckert spoke with St. Louis NPR about how an unexpected cold spell in late December knocked out the majority of their peach crop.
Published July 26, 2023 Source: St. Louis Public Radio | Tags: farmer feature, orchard, peach shortage, weather, feature article, news story
Drought, Deluge and the Climate Curious Farmers of Central Illinois
Several Illinois farmers attending the recent Piatt, Macon & DeWitt County Nutrient Stewardship Field Day spoke on balancing conservation practices and profitability with WBEZ-Chicago (NPR).
Published July 19, 2023 Source:
Damage to crops from derecho winds fall short of historic 2020 episode
Cass County farmer Steve Turner spoke with Fox Weather about a powerful derecho that ripped through parts of Central and Southern Illinois on June 29.
Published July 6, 2023 Source: Fox Weather | Tags: drought, weather, derecho, farmer interview, farmer perspective, tv segment