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.
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Did you know it only takes about 48 hours for milk to go from the farm to the grocery store? Now that’s Farm Fresh!
Find out more from Mary Mackinson Faber, a fifth generation family dairy farmer. Listen to our Farm Fresh Podcast to hear about cow care and how Mackinson Dairy Farm is using social media to share their story.
Hear the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC Radio.
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.
Strip till is one of the farming techniques Rick Dean uses on his farm.
Ever wondered what’s in those white tanks you see out in farm fields during spring or fall? It’s a fertilizer – called anhydrous ammonia – that provides an essential nutrient to plants. Find out more in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast with local farmer Fred Grieder.
Grieder also serves as president of the McLean County Farm Bureau and shares a few thoughts on the Illinois state budget impasse.
Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 on WJBC Radio.
From specialty crop farms and a tofu production plant in Japan to the Panama Canal, local farmer David Mool shares his international experience with the Illinois Ag Leadership Program in this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast.
Listen for the Farm to Table segment every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. on WJBC radio.
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