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.
Some Illinois analysts report government forecasts on the national corn crop have become increasingly unreliable. Illinois is the second largest producer of corn in the country and more than 50,000 farmers in the state grow it.In the last few years, the U.S.
On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Birds Point Levee in southeast Missouri. The goal was to relieve rising flood waters in parts of southern Illinois. The breach has already lowered water levels in some parts.
As part of our series of conversations with voters in Illinois, Richard Steele took us to Loves Park, Ill., just outside of Rockford. Last Tuesday morning the Potato Shak was packed. But Richard found the locals were ready to chat about the election.