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Crops In Good Condition Throughout The Region
9:53 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops

Crops in Western Illinois Remain in Good Condition
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.

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Family Raises Show Pigs
9:50 am
Tue July 22, 2014

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize

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A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

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Illinois' State Fair
9:13 am
Tue July 1, 2014

State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:52 am

  Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.

The audit found that both the fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin overcharged entrance fees for horses.

But the Department of Agriculture says it's a consequence of the state contributing 200-thousand dollars $200,000 less toward the purse.

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Kids Learn to be Urban Farmers
9:42 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

"Farm to Fork" Teaches Kids to Farm in Town

The Farm to Fork camp at Knox's Urban Farm.
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In a small classroom at Knox College, a group of kids sat in a circle of tables, surrounded by seed catalogs and marked up sheets of paper.

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Recycles the plastic into new products
2:57 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Illinois Co-ops Recycle Pesticide Containers

The program recycles the jugs into fence posts and shipping pallets.
Credit www.nwnyteam.org

As farmers turn from planting their crops to keeping weeds and pests in check, they rely on herbicides and pesticides.

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