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New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

(Credit: Hyacynth Worth)

How To Preserve Your Garden Harvest

Whether your garden is exploding with the ripe fruits of your labor or you couldn’t resist saving quite a bit of cash at the local farmer’s market by buying a bushel of apples instead of a peck, it’s time to preserve the harvest so it can be enjoyed all winter long. Because, honestly, you know you cannot possibly eat all of those apples during the next few weeks; plus you’re going to want some for that Thanksgiving Day pie.

09/19/2012

The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.

07/23/2012

Drought

Drought Clobbering Farms In Lake County

Hot weather combined with little rain is not only scorching your lawn, it is also making it tough for farmers in northern Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–07/16/2012

Cornfield

Summer Drought Hurting Farmers In Indiana

This summer’s drought is really hurting some farmers in Indiana.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Drought

Illinois Dry Spell Could Kill Harvest For Farmers

Sometimes we forget, but not far from the Chicago skyscrapers are sprawling farm fields, where there is growing concern about the dry weather and the real threat it poses to what could have been a bumper harvest.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2012

Farm

Illinois Farmers Worry They’ll Be Left Behind In Federal Budget

A so-called “super-committee” has been formed to tackle federal budget cuts, but some farmers worry agriculture won’t get a fair seat at the table.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

Illinois State Capitol

House Committee OKs Legalizing Industrial Hemp

An Illinois House committee has passed a measure that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes, such as to make rope, clothing and other accessories.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2011