Tag: Illinois

SEASON HIT OR MISS FOR SPECIALTY CROPS IN ILLINOIS

Rainy weather and flooding earlier in the planting season has had a mixed impact on specialty-crop farmers this season as they dealt with a saturated ground. For Lynnville farmer Dave Gregory, his is varied for different produce – from onions, sweet corn, peppers, egg plants, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower – depending on where he planted … Read More

WORKING ON MONARCHS: ILLINOIS HOLDS A CENTRAL ROLE IN BUTTERFLIES

Illinois is literally in the center of the area of interest for monarch butterflies and real effort is being made, says a Wednesday Chicago Sun Times story. The Illinois Monarch Project (IMP) and its efforts were featured Monday during an event at University of Illinois Extension. IMP grew out of a summit in September 2016 … Read More

TRUCKING INDUSTRY NO STRANGER TO RESPONDING TO FLOODING

Truck drivers have been busy moving grain and livestock out of harm’s way and sand and rock into flooded areas across the state. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared an emergency in 34 Illinois countries along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The move “allows truck operators to bypass a lot of the licensing requirements and those … Read More