• 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…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    We bring you a very pork-centric roundup of ag news this week, with reports from the Illinois Pork Expo in Springfield and the month’s-end agricultural price report. In addition,…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s roundup of news for Illinois farmers and rural dwellers, we will spotlight the recent Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association Convention and yearly meeting, along…

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    New U.S. President Donald Trump finally got around to nominating an Agriculture Secretary last week. Who is he? Also in the news: The University of Illinois has a new commodity market…

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…

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