FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Farming on the Mother Road - 3
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jul 3, 2014 06:24 AM CDT

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (DTN) -- Certain locales around the country are known for a specific agricultural crop, such as Georgia's Vidalia onions or Hawaiian pineapples.

In Madison County, Ill., agricultural history is rooted in horseradish.

You might not discover that when passing the towns of Collinsville or Edwardsville on the interstate. If you do veer off the four-lane, you are more likely to learn about catsup than horseradish. The 170-foot-tall Brooks Rich & Tangy Catsup bottle/water tower is considered the world's tallest. It's on Route 159 in Collinsville, a short jaunt off the Route 66 byway.

Route 66 once wound through ...

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