posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM
The proposed $3.78-billion Dakota Access pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota to southern Illinois. The new construction would tack-on barely 4 hundredths of one percent of...
posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM
A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly...
posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans next month to release an action plan aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the state's rivers and lakes.
posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:07 PM
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has given tentative approval to a 20,000-head hog farm outside the small central Illinois city of Wenona.
posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM
A chemical company plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois, state economic officials confirmed Tuesday.
posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property...
posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River.
The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront.
posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM
According to The Herald Review the fair owes more than $36,000 in prizes for livestock exhibitors from last year.
posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:57 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show sales growth came despite the fact that the overall number of farms in the state fell during the same period.
posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Robert "Chip" Petrea who lost both of his legs while baling hay is now focused on agricultural safety.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM
The projects including examining how nitrogen management systems utilized by farmers might help increase crop yields. Others include looking at the agronomic and environmental benefits of cover crops
posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Democratic Sen. David Koehler says consumers have a right to know if the food their putting into their bodies was made with so-called GMOs.
posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The relationships developed with foreign buyers during the Illinois Grain Tour are expected to pay dividends for the state's agribusiness.
Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say foreign buyers who took...
posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM
An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel.