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Agriculture

Agriculture

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

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...

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...

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...

Gov Pritzker Removes John Sullivan as Agriculture Director

We will note that most of the information we have on John Sullivan's removal comes from Rich Miller at The Capitol Fax....

New Cash Crop: Illinois Opens Applications to Grow Industrial Hemp

State Capitol, April 30 2019 - Gov Pritzker and Illinois Agriculture Secretary John Sullivan announce the Dept of Agriculture now has applications...

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,...

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...

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...

Farm Leaders on the Future of Farming

from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. We talk with two agricultural leaders about the challenges facing the farming community. We hear how...

Sen Dick Durbin (D) at Farm Bureau Forum

Sen Dick Durbin discusses his policy positions on a variety of issues, as he participated in the Illinois Farm Bureau's candidate forum. Instead...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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