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Agriculture

Agriculture

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

Illinois’ Growing Wine Industry

From Springfield: Over the last 15 years, the number of Illinois wineries has grown nearly ten-fold. This growth has added to communities availability of...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Governor Rauner Signs Legislation to Increase Convenience for Illinois Seniors

  SPRINGFIELD, August 13, 2018 — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed bills today to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed internet and provide more convenience with...

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 State Fair: Celebrating Life in Illinois’ Rural Counties

From the State Fair, we talk with Bill Jennings & Richland County Fair Queen, Samantha Trout, as the Counties celebrate their day at 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’ 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...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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