Thursday, October 29, 2020
Agriculture

Agriculture

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

Critical Need to Rebuild Illinois’ Lock & Dams on the Illinois...

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...

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...

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...

Promoting Locally Grown Foods

We speak with two representatives of a coalition promoting locally grown produce. Will hear why they say the trend in farmers markets and food...

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...

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...

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...

“Cannabis Czar” Toi Hutchinson on Building Illinois’ Marijuana Industry

January 2, 2020 - Toi Hutchinson, a former state senator who was a leader in passing the bill that legalized marijuana use...

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....

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...

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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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