University of Illinois Extension

University of Illinois Extension says the
3:02 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Despite Drought, Western IL Farmers may be OK this Spring

Official USDA Drought Monitor Map
Credit USDA

Even though it's sometimes referred to as “this summer’s drought," Western Illinois is still in drought conditions.

The most recent USDA Drought Monitor Map lists the region as being in moderate drought.

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Gizzards, Wattles and More
9:18 am
Fri November 23, 2012

The Fate of Those Other Turkey Parts

A wild turkey
Credit National Geographic

Many Americans have leftover turkey after the Thanksgiving holiday, but some parts of the bird never even make it to the table.

The gizzards, testicles, and that dangling red thing called a wattle are parts of the turkey that usually do not end up next to the sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving Day or in the fridge afterward.

Kyle Cecil, University of Illinois Extension Educator of Local Food Systems and Small Farms, said  that was not always the case.

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