• RFD News & Views

    RFD News & Views

    Commodity board elections, awards, conferences and farm industry studies are always under farmers’ Christmas trees this time of year. This year is no exception: as the 2016 University…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    Topping this week’s farm and rural news roundup, USDA announced that the October Prices Received Index for Illinois ag production is down 9.3 percent from 2015. Another report, not…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    It was a busy news week for Illinois agriculture, with the U.S. EPA issuing their final revised renewable fuel volumes and the second WILL-AG Farm Assets Conference occurring in Normal….

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The 35th Greater Peoria Farm Show invades the Peoria Civic Center this week and we have the details. Also, the Illinois Soybean Association Is concerned that the large harvest will…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    Leading this week’s news roundup for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, a Gibson City grain merchandiser has been shuttered by the state for misrepresenting grain assets. Also in…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The price farmers are paid for corn is down from last year’s already depressed value. What are the chances of corn prices making a recovery soon? We also have news of how one pork…

STATE NEWS

Illinois surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday that more than a million people in Illinois have now been tested for COVID-19, or nearly 8 percent of the state’s population. “This…

New jobless claims slow in last week of May

SPRINGFIELD — While new unemployment claims remained historically high in the final week of May, the surge of new claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be starting…

Moms deliver anti-gun violence message virtually

Several events will be conducted in area communities as part of Moms Demand Action’s Wear Orange events to prevent gun violence. Orange is the color that the friends of Chicago teen…

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