On a hot day in late August, Kevin Bien stood amid the shade of a large gray piece of farm equipment.
Hog producers and their veterinarians have a new tool to help fight a virus that has the potential to kill entire litters of piglets.
Farmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012, and the federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion.
Hot weather is no surprise during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.
This is the thirteenth installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.