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Environmentalists Want California to Stop Offshore Fracking

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. Full Story

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze lays off 215 workers

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has slowed because of the impact of low grain prices on farmer purchases. Full Story

4-state pipeline project gets OK for large crude terminal

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM

A company proposing a $3.8 billion oil pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois has received permission for a large crude terminal near Watford City, along with heavy criticism for what some landowners say is arrogance. Full Story

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

posted on June 5, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America
The forward march of UAV’s, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is creating a buzz in rural America. In fact, early adopters and newcomers alike predict drones will be as common as tractors on farms of the future. And with cheap technology blossoming,... Full Story

Blosom, the world's tallest cow, dies in northern Illinois

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:42 PM

The world's tallest cow has died on a farm in northern Illinois after holding the record for less than a year. Full Story

New Group Hopes to Build on Illinois' Farm, Food Industries

posted on May 22, 2015 at 2:09 PM

A Chicago nonprofit and the Illinois Farm Bureau hope to bring the state's agriculture and business industries together to turn the city and state into a global hub for farm and food-production. Full Story

Illinois Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tank Cars

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:06 PM

GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad... Full Story

USDA stats show Illinois had 'historic' corn, soybean yields

posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:10 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, "never seen" levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins says. Full Story

Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers; Caterpillar Closing Plants

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products.In the same... Full Story

Pacific Ethanol Buys Rival Aventine in a Reach to the East

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Pacific Ethanol is buying Aventine Renewable Energy, more than doubling its annual production and creating the country's fifth-largest ethanol producer. Full Story

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed
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... Full Story

Judge denies bid to halt Illinois fracking rules

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... Full Story

Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, Lakes

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. Full Story

Illinois OKs Wenona Hog Farm, Opponents to Fight

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. Full Story

$1.4-Billion Fertilizer Plant Coming to Illinois

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. Full Story
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