• 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….

  • R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    R.F.D. NEWS & VIEWS

    In this week’s farm news roundup, Illinois corn farmers are celebrating an important court decision impacting ethanol production, while urging the EPA to increase the amount of renewable…

STATE NEWS

State unemployment falls to 7.1 percent in March

SPRINGFIELD – The statewide unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March, to 7.1 percent, as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases and the case positivity…

House votes to decriminalize HIV transmission

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Committee advanced two bills Tuesday, April 13 with unanimous support, one to decriminalize transmission of HIV and another to…

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