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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: Growing Update

How high’s the corn? Find out in an update on the growing season from local farmer Paul Schuler in today’s Farm Fresh Podcast.

Be sure to check out the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Answers: Young Farmer’s Perspective

Growing up on a family farm and getting involved at a young age inspired a passion for agriculture for McLean County farmer Justin Maitland.

Check out the challenges and opportunities he sees on the horizon as he looks to continue the tradition of farming for his family.

Click below to listen to the segment and be sure to check out the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Weed & Pest Control

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Weed free fields are more than just for looks. Unwanted plants compete with the crop for sunlight, soil and water.

Check out some of the tools and strategies farmers use to control weeds in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with farmer Gerald Thompson.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for Farm to Table on WJBC Radio.

 

Farm Fresh Podcast: Technology for Precise Planting

Straight rows are more than just a pretty picture. For farmers, it’s all about optimal spacing to give each plant equal access to sunlight, water and nutrients.

Check out how today’s technology allows farmers to be precise and what it takes to grow a crop in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with local farmer Rick Dean.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 for the Farm to Table segment on WJBC.

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Strip till is  one of the farming techniques Rick Dean uses on his farm.

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