Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers. Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn and soybean crops are faring well, and 81 and 77 percent respectively.
The University of Illinois Extension Service is now regularly surveying prices at farmers markets around the state.
A tour of the Ben and Jerry's Factory in Waterbury, Vt., includes a stop at the "Flavor Graveyard," where ice cream combinations that didn't make the cut are put to rest under the shade of big trees.
A single pixel in satellite imagery will allow farmers to see exactly how their crops are performing down to a single acre with highly detailed maps.
After two years of debate, the U.S. Congress passed a Farm Bill this year that replaced direct subsidies to farmers with an ever increasing multi-billion dollar federal crop insurance program.
At a Chicago area farmers market in July you won’t see many signs of the California drought. This is the time of year when produce lovers can pretty much gorge on all the local cherries, blueberries and zucchini they want.
The “who” part of the Farm Bill is pretty clear. With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum
– representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers – flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie.
Rather than a field of dreams, it looks like the future of farms is a field of drones. Experts predict that the agriculture industry may soon account for roughly half of all drone flights in the United States.