When did food get so complicated?
When did food get so complicated? Buzzwords like local, sustainable and responsibly raised are part of everyday conversations and greet us at the meat counter, the milk cooler, the cereal aisles and farmers markets. But what do they really mean?
What Is "Sustainable Farming?"
To a consumer, sustainable means responsible. To a business owner, sustainable means successful. To a farmer, it means both.
Farmers markets aren't the only place to find locally grown...
The GMO Disconnect
You don’t have to buy into GMOs, but you shouldn’t...
Organic and Conventional
Organic and conventional are often looked at as black and white...
Claims, labels and terms to master before navigating the aisle...
An uncompromising commitment to the animals we raise...
Protecting our food – and what that means for our...
Farmers of Illinois
"We grow fruits and vegetables. We love using our hands to grow the finest quality foods."
"We raise pigs as well as corn, soybeans and hay on our farm in Elkhart."
"I grow corn, soybeans, wheat and beef cattle with my family."
"I grow organic, conventional, GMO and non-GMO crops. When you open a can of DelMonte corn, you might be eating food grown on my farm!"
"I raise cattle with my husband and two children in western Illinois."
Andy and Katie Pratt
"We grow corn and soybeans with our family in northern Illinois."
Jesse and Mary Faber
"We raise dairy cattle with my family while raising two kids of our own."
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We’re Illinois farmers, and we – along with other experts – want to share our perspectives and provide you with accurate information to make informed choices.
You’ll find we don’t all farm alike or have the same answers to every question. What we do have is a commitment to providing safe, healthy food for every table. Yours and ours included.