Historic Flooding In Illinois Prompts Agriculture Disaster Declaration From USDAThe declaration Thursday will allow farmers that experienced extreme delays in spring planting to access federal funds to aid their recovery efforts.
Report: Extreme Heat May Hurt Farms, Agriculture IndustryAs many as nine states could see heat indexes above 100 degrees for more than a quarter of the year by 2036, according to a new report.
Gov. Pritzker Seeks Agriculture Disaster DeclarationGov. J.B. Pritzker is seeking a federal agriculture disaster declaration for all of Illinois following the state's soggy planting season.
Indiana Farmers Make Planting Progress But Still Behind PaceThe report lists 42% of Indiana's soybean crop as planted, up from 17% a week before. The state's five-year average is 89% for soybean planting.
Amid Wet Spring, Flooded Illinois Farms Falling Behind On Planting CropsIllinois farmers are in a fight with Mother Nature, and from the looks of it, they are on the losing end.
Hundreds Of Chicagoans Cash In On Federal Farm Subsidy ProgramsHundreds of Chicagoans are cashing in on federal farm subsidy programs originally created to rescue farmers from the Great Depression.
Heavy Rains Have Illinois Farmers Dealing With Soaked CropsCBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports farmers in Peotone are dealing with soggy crops.
Study Links Farm Pesticide Use To AutismA new study has found a link between a mother’s exposure to pesticides and her child’s risk of autism.
How To Preserve Your Garden HarvestWhether 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.
Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In IllinoisGov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.
Another Town Eases Rules On ChickensWest Dundee follows national urban trend of keeping chickens in urban settings.