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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:21 am

A new book offers not quite everything you wanted to know about corn

 I grew up within a block of a corn field on the east end of Springfield. Nearly every weekend of those years we’d visit the relatives on their farm outside Beardstown; over the potholes and th...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am

Proposed regulation part of major shift for Illinois EPA

 Livestock producers in Illinois oppose a regulation that would require feedlots to register with the state, but a legislative panel appears poised to approve the regulation.The proposal is part...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 08:51 am

Compost symposium promotes growing produce

As the buy local/eat local movement continues to grow, Illinois families are beginning to transform their food experience. On Feb. 20, Lincoln Land Community College welcomed almost 100 participants t...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 06:33 pm

Congress’ inaction affects farmers, low-income families

As Congress wrestles over an agriculture bill that will set policy for the next five years, local farmers and ag experts worry the delay could endanger a variety of important programs when the current...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:14 pm

How slot machines and harness racing could change Springfield forever

Step right up! Welcome to the Illinois State Fairgrounds, where kids can milk cows, and cows can win ribbons and anyone 21 years and older can contribute to an electronic, press-a-button, hear-a-beep,...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 08:00 am

Report says state fails to regulate manure discharges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Illinois fails to regulate manure from certain livestock farms, calling on the state to completely revamp its system of oversight or risk losing its enfor...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 11:42 am

Discrimination case highlights state’s farm demographics

Urging his fellow lawmakers to release funding for a discrimination lawsuit originally settled more than a decade ago, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris last month pointed to the increasingly homogenous culture...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 04:55 am

Court-ordered damages could chill environmental lawsuits

A contested hog farm in Rochester is once again the topic of debate as the group formed to stop the farm’s construction fights to avoid paying almost $300,000 in damages....

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