Midwestern Apiaries are a Sweet Thing

The USDA attributes the pollination of 15 billion worth of crops in the U.S. annually to honeybees. This insect alone contributes between 1.2 and 5.4 billion dollars in agricultural productivity by pollinating 80 percent of all flowering plants, including more than 130 fruits, nuts, and vegetables. 

2023-06-03T09:42:32-04:00May 29, 2023|

Gambling on Hemp

Illinois began accepting applications to grow industrial hemp at the end of April. But the first legal crop in more than eighty years is accompanied by a lot of uncertainty.

2019-07-05T15:31:00-04:00June 21, 2019|

Losing the Farm

"The twentieth century in America brought dramatic changes to the farm...one of which was the abstraction of my family and me from our roots on the land."

2021-08-19T09:57:05-04:00December 17, 2018|