Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Agriculture

Agriculture

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

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,...

US Rep Tammy Duckworth (D) Candidate for the US Senate

From Normal:  US Congresswoman, Tammy Duckworth addresses the Illinois Agricultural Roundtable, to discuss her policy positions on agriculture, EPA regulations and trade.

US Sen Mark Kirk (R) Candidate for Re-Election, on Ag Issues,...

From Normal:  Sen Mark Kirk addresses the Illinois Agricultural Roundtable, to discuss his policy positions on agriculture, and why his re-election is important for...

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) on Funding a Rebuild of Locks &...

From Springfield:  Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17) tells us what she's hearing are the issues of concern to her voters.  And as a member of...

Rep. Davis on the Need to Rebuild Locks and Dams along...

From Springfield:  Rep Rodney Davis (R-13th) attended the Illinois State Fair, discussing agriculture policy on a congressional panel.  We talk with him on the...

Farmers Fear Fed EPA’s Proposed New Regulations on Waterways

We sit down with  Garry Niemeyer, the past President of the National Corn Growers Association, and ask him about why he and other farmers...

Illinois’ Connection to the Founding of Farm Aid

On the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid, Speaker Joe Alexander tells the story of how Farm Aid began in Illinois, with a series of...

Illinois’ 2014 Bumper Harvest

We talk with Jeff Adkisson of the Illinois Grain and Feed Association, about the great harvest farmers are realizing in 2014 and the role...

Funding & Operations of Illinois’ Locks and Dams

US House of Representatives Agriculture Cmte Chairman, Frank Lucas (R-OK) tours the Alton Lock and Dam on the Mississippi, with US Rep Rodney Davis...

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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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