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Agriculture

Agriculture

Sharing information on agricultural news, trade developments, new techniques, and interesting agricultural trends in Illinois.

President Trump Addresses the National Farm Bureau Convention

From Nashville: President Trump makes an address on agriulture, trade deals and the value of the American farmer to the nation's economy. President Trump's remarks...

Expanding Illinois’ Corn Exports, and Limiting Federal Regulations

From Decatur: With agriculture being the largest industry in the state, with Illinois being one of the leading corn producers in the nation, we...

New Laws to Aid the Growth of Illinois’ Farmers Markets

From Springfield: Recently, Gov Rauner signed into law two bills that relax regulations on those selling items at farmers markets. We hear what these...

Illinois’ Growing Exports of Soybeans to Asian Markets

From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur: We speak with Mark Albertson, of the Illinois Soybean Assn., and learn how the changing diet in...

Gov Rauner, Ag Director Poe Cut Ribbon at State Fair...

State Fair Grounds, Springfield -- With a bit of fanfare that is typical of such formal events, Gov Rauner and Illinois Agriculture Secretary, Raymond...

Illinois Department of Labor inspects all rides at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD - In the wake of a recent fatal accident on a carnival ride in Ohio, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) wants to assure...

Illinois State Fair Officials Say This Year’s Fair Will Be Among...

Springfield -  Members of the Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Depart of Natural Resources, briefed the press today on a series of events...

Tuna Food Research Leads to New Soybean Markets for Illinois Farmers

By Eric Englert Medill News Service BLOOMINGTON, IL, June 29 - The Illinois Soybean Association, through a research grant from its association dues, is supporting Mexican tuna...

The Explosive Growth of Illinois’ Wine Industry and Economic Impact

We talk with Cynthia Fleischli, Executive Director of the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners' Association.  Over the last 15 years, the Illinois wine industry...

Regulating Massive Animal Farms

From the State Capitol:  Imagine finding out that your county government just approved a massive hog farming operation opening up next to your home,...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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