• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    We have a decidedly national feel to our news coverage, which is normally strictly focused on Illinois farm happenings, this week. But recent developments associated with the new presidential…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s roundup of news headlines for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, an Illinois farmer offered testimony to a House committee preparing for the 2018 Farm Bill, a central…

  • R.F.D NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D NEWS & VIEWS

    This week’s ag news is led by President Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule. This was welcomed by many in the ag industry who had been fighting the EPA…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    February’s stunning run of 60- and 70-degree days had many of us thinking about spring, but Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel was thinking only about how agriculture will be…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    At the top of this week’s news for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, President Trump’s nomination for EPA Chief, Scott Pruitt, was confirmed with the support of agriculture but…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    With farm diversification a popular topic in Illinois ag circles these days, two new swine barns opened this month in Hancock and Effingham counties. We will look at what other sectors…

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