BLOOMINGTON — Following the Sept. 24 resignation of Philip Nelson as Illinois Director of Agriculture, farmers and members of organizations who worked with him wished him well and hope that another farmer will fill the position.
ATHENS — Rural youth learn the art of giving from their families and organizations.
LEWISTOWN — The Country Kids 4-H Club in Fulton County recently received a state award for community involvement and global awareness.
GALVA (AP) — The sight of construction equipment perhaps sparks chatter among those who pass the ethanol plant here.
CHAMPAIGN — Researchers weren't surprised to discover that the University of Illinois soybean variety tests showed some record-breaking yields this year.
SANDOVAL — Consumers may wish to buy Western Illinois asparagus grown by Mercer County farmer John Sedlock, who served in the Navy from 1964-74.
Three greenhouses re-situated two times per year for efficiency
TINLEY PARK — Some workers might say once you retire, you can finally do what you love. But, there are a lucky few doing what they love from Day One who aren’t looking towards retirement any time soon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge in Southwestern Illinois denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state’s new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly known as “fracking’’ was to go forward.
The Illinois Commerce Commission voted 5-0 Nov. 25 to grant approval for the construction and operation of a 121-mile power line in the state that supporters say will take wind-generated electricity through the Quad-Cities to an area southwest of Joliet.
EDWARDSVILLE — Among the many things that hang on the wall of Kyle Brase’s Madison County farm office, there are two aerial photos.
Face-to-face dealings can help tailor customers’ needs
PEORIA — Illinois’ largest indoor farm show will be introducing a new feature this year.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories featuring Illinois farmers of varying ages in which they provide their outlook on farming.
(LEE) — A coalition of advocacy groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking to vacate its approvals of several livestock-feed supplements that are widely used in diets for beef cattle, pigs and turkeys.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois farmers and farm leaders weren't surprised the voters’ message to Washington, D.C., and Springfield was to get something accomplished.
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co. says its first-quarter net income rose almost 5 percent, but it projected a slowdown in sales of farm equipment this year.
DIXON (AP) — The Dixon Rural Fire Department can do grain bin rescues about 40 minutes faster than previously possible.