Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Agriculture

Agriculture

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

“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...

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...

How Would Recreational Marijuana Affect Workers Comp or Businesses’ Drug Free...

Springfield Recorded May 1 - Rep Kelly Cassidy, one of the architects of the deal to legalize recreational use of marijuana in...

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...

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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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