The year 2012 will be an important one for farmers in Illinois and the rest of the country, as Congress hammers out the latest Farm Bill.The Farm Bill covers everything from crop insurance to programs that help farmers limit pesticide use.
Açai berries, which come from the Amazon, have exploded onto the global market. This so-called “super fruit” is added to juices and smoothies, with claims they better health, ease weight loss, prevent aging and even act as a natural Viagra.
The Army Corps of Engineers is waiting to decide if it will intentionally break a levee to help relieve flooding problems in a Southern Illinois town. But farmers in Missouri are objecting to the plan.Flooding in Cairo, Illinois is so bad, more than 100 people have been evacuated.