Agriculture

Agriculture

Monsanto asks Ark. judge to halt state's plan to ban herbicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A major agribusiness company asked an Arkansas judge Friday to halt the state's plan to ban an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their fields and caused widespread damage.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

United Way's Farmers Feeding Families crop to be harvested Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Local farmers are pitching in Thursday to harvest crops that will be sold to help feed families in need.

The United Way of Champaign County is hosting its fourth annual Farmers Feeding Families, in which corn and bean crops planted on 80 acres of land rented from the Champaign school district are harvested.

Harvest surprise: Yields better than expected, but prices still low

Better than expected.

That's the verdict for this year's harvest from several local farmers, though because of the law of supply and demand, crop prices remain low.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 2-9, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NINTH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN URBANA FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL

Just Askin': Rainy harvest

How has all the rain and dreary weather affected this year's harvest?

For Dirk Rice, who farms near Philo, it's been challenging to fit in time to harvest.

"It made bean harvest a little challenging. Beans you have to have dry to harvest," he said. "We had about two weeks there where we didn't do any."

Weekend Planner: Lions and tigers and pets, oh my!

Curtis Orchard is partnering with the animal-rescue organization Hospice Hearts to present "The Wizard of Paws" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the orchard, 3902 S. Duncan Road, C.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HCE CULTURAL ARTS SHOW

What: Champaign County Home and Community Education (HCE) members will display their handcrafted projects for judging for the State Conference March 2018. Guest speakers are Bonnie Smith, Illinois Homemakers Camp, and Karen Cunningham, motivational speaker. Public invited.

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 26.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio: Oct. 22, 2017

Last week's big space breakthrough — visual proof of two neutron stars merging — shed new light on the history of the universe, astronomers said excitedly. Which got us thinking: What game-changing innovations could be on the horizon in the next 20 years for fighting cancer, detecting hurricanes and other fields?