• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    Despite indications to the contrary, the USDA is predicting another bin-busting harvest for Illinois; we have details. In other farm and rural news, the export-centric annual Illinois…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s farm and rural news roundup has info and reaction to the latest farmland cash rent estimates, just issued by USDA, along with university interpretation of the latest USDA…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week: We have several reports from last week’s 64th Farm Progress Show in Decatur to share, including news about farmers’ efforts to reduce field chemical runoff, the WOTUS…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week we have news for farmers and rural dwellers impacting corn prices, crop development, harvest weather conditions, and more. Please read on … Economist questions USDA…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s rural and farm news roundup examines the growing number of dicamba-related crop damage complaints lodged by farmers in Illinois and across the nation. We also have highlights…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s farm news roundup offers updates on corn and soybean yield estimates for Illinois and perspective on U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent visit with farmers in Chenoa….

STATE NEWS

Attorney general post draws plenty of interest

A popular incumbent stepping away from a statewide office is expected to bring a bevy of hopefuls in search of the post. Attorney General Lisa Madigan announcing that she will not seek…

Toll Authority goal: I-PASS in every car

Not having your I-PASS transponder in your car could cost more down the road. The Illinois Toll Highway Authority is considering a plan to treat motorists with “an excessive amount”…

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