• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    While Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue celebrated the arrival of U.S. beef in China after a 14-year embargo, the building of new livestock barns in Illinois continued at a fevered pace. Other…

  • 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…

STATE NEWS

Solar eclipse amazes viewers of all ages at SIUE

All eyes, protected by approved glasses, were to the sky at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Monday, Aug. 21 as thousands gathered to watch the remarkable solar eclipse….

Illinois kicks off bicentennial events this month

A 100 Day Countdown to the 2017-18 Illinois Bicentennial Celebration will kick off Aug. 26 ‒ Illinois Constitution Day — at the site of the state’s first capital: Kaskaskia Island…

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