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