• R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    This week: Despite legislation introduced in the Illinois State Senate that would tighten regulations for large swine operations, the state’s livestock industry took another step…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s news roundup for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, the state’s corn grower association is backing the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to allow…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    The 45th President of the United States confirmed last week that he is aware of the importance of U.S. agriculture by issuing a proclamation declaring March 21 National Agriculture…

  • 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…

STATE NEWS

New restrictions put indoor winter sports on hold

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced new guidelines for youth and adult winter sports on Tuesday, Oct. 27 that temporarily put a…

Lawmakers push to reform state’s bail system

SPRINGFIELD — Some state lawmakers are looking to reform the cash bail system in Illinois, mainly by ending the use of money bonds as a factor in preventing a suspect’s release….

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