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Farmhouse collects politician’s legacy

Farmhouse collects politician’s legacy

June 18, 2017 2:00 pm Photos

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Father, son cement bond with farm toy hobby

Father, son cement bond with farm toy hobby

NORMAL, Ill. — It always seems a little bit like Christmas at Allen Grant’s home in Normal. Instead of holiday displays, his year-round specialty is rural scenes, complete with the farm equipment of the season — in miniature.

June 17, 2017 11:00 am Photos

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Iowa Senator aims to fix payment loophole

The term “actively engaged” is an important one for Sen. Charles Grassley when he talks about farm payments.

June 15, 2017 8:00 am(0)
President touts infrastructure plan

President touts infrastructure plan

CINCINNATI, Ohio — President Donald Trump talked about the need to improve the nation’s inland waterways for shipping grain, coal and steel in a speech about his $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, according to a White House news release.

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Town builds on startups, spirit to survive disasters

Town builds on startups, spirit to survive disasters

CANTON, Ill. — Some cities have survived a tornado, a factory closing, a fire or even a gas explosion, but few have survived all of those. In a span of about 40 years, the city of Canton in west central Illinois has survived all these adversities and more — but its can-do spirit has made it …

June 11, 2017 1:00 pm Photos

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Deere models designed for ‘next era’ of ag

Deere models designed for ‘next era’ of ag

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — New 2018 model year John Deere equipment unveiled at the Harvester Works plant June 1 features efficiency improvements and built-in computer processing technology to meet the needs of modern farming.

June 10, 2017 4:00 pm Photos

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Downtown makeover attracts businesses

Downtown makeover attracts businesses

FARMINGTON, Ill. — The charming main street of Farmington, a small, west central Illinois prairie city, looks much different now than it did three years ago. There are fewer empty buildings, several revamped facades and others in the process of a makeover.

June 10, 2017 7:00 am(0)
Rural areas share in Illinois’ overall declining population

Rural areas share in Illinois’ overall declining population

Illinois is one of three states with declining population. While metropolitan areas are at the forefront of the loss, some rural areas share in the decline.

June 10, 2017 7:00 am(0)

Senate ag committee examines the farm economy

Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc project at University of Illinois, for the university’s Farm Policy News website.

June 09, 2017 2:00 pm(0)