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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: 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.

Farm Fresh Podcast: GMOs: What sort of modification are we talking about?

Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are plants, animals or other organisms developed using genetic engineering.

Take a deeper dive into what that means and how scientists make those modifications with University of Illinois researcher and plant breeder, Dr. Brian Diers, in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Click below to listen and remember to tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC Radio.

 

Farm Fresh Podcast: What do GMOs actually do?

What do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) actually do? A GMO is an organism that has been changed in some way with genetic engineering techniques. 

From traits to resist pests to reduced browning in apples and potatos, find out more about what GMOs actually do from agronomist Karen Corrigan in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

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

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