This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.
A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.
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.
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.
As farmers turn from planting their crops to keeping weeds and pests in check, they rely on herbicides and pesticides.