Farm Fresh Answers

Cultivating conversations about food & farming

Why Two Crops?

Driving through rural areas of central Illinois, you may notice that two main crops dominate the landscape. Why do Midwestern farmers focus on growing corn and soybeans?

Explore the how these crops came to be such a big part of agriculture in the area with Don Meyer, Illinois State University lecturer in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday on WJBC radio at 12:45 p.m.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Farming Fuels our Local Economy

Did you know McLean County Agriculture contributes $1.6 billion dollars annually to the local economy? Plus supports about 6,500 jobs in the region?

Find out more about how farming fuels our communities plus a look at what we grow and why with Illinois Farm Bureau economist, Mike Doherty in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Bringing Ag to the Classroom

McLean County Ag in the Classroom provides FREE resources – books, lesson plans, hands-on activities & supplies to local schools! All materials are

Click here to learn more or listen to this week’s Farm to Table segment with Ag in the Classroom coordinator, Bridget Caldwell.

Tune in every week for the Farm to Table segment Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: McLean County Fair Recap

Hear about the highlights of the 2017 McLean County Fair with manager, Mike Swartz in this week’s Farm to Table podcast.

Tune in every week for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio Wednesday’s at 12:45 p.m.. 

Farm Fresh Podcast: How are GMOs regulated?

Three federal agencies regulate genetically modified organisms and review each one to make sure they are safe to grow and safe to eat: USDA, EPA and FDA. 

Find out more about what it takes to bring a GMO crop to market with Andrew Walmsley, Director of Congressional Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Listen every week for the Farm to Table segment Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.

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