• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    It was a particularly “beefy” news week for farmers and rural dwellers, with trade deals announced with China and suspended with Brazil, beef was prominent on ag talk shows and…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s rural and farm news roundup, we have details of the biggest purchase in John Deere and Company’s 180-year history, and how that deal puts them in position to take…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The nation’s eyes turned briefly on the needs of agriculture — as it relates to trade — when the president stumped for inland waterways infrastructure repairs funding as part…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    We top this week’s news roundup with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s full statement regarding President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the multi-nation Paris climate accord….

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    Prices negative as June Dairy Month arrives PEORIA — June Dairy Month 2017 arrives for milk producers at a time when consumers are paying historically low prices for their products…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s farm and rural news corral, we have info on a recent nutrient strategy field day that was well attended by Illinois farmers interested in reducing their field nutrient…

STATE NEWS

Illinois bail reform law draws mixed reviews

Cash-bail reforms signed into law June 9 by Gov. Bruce Rauner are a good first step, but need more strength to really affect the number of persons who are held in jail because they…

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