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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

Illinois Landowners Sue Over Fracking Barrier

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... Full Story

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture
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. Full Story

Finances Will Shelve 2014 Macon County Fair

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. Full Story

Sales of Organic Products Climb in Illinois

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. Full Story

Injured Illinois Farmer Guides Agriculture Safety

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. Full Story

Research Council Awards Grants For Ag Research

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 Full Story
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