The Vermilion County Farm Bureau will hold its 101st annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington, Ind. Doors open at 6 p.m. Illinois time with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Fruits wants to use the land the city owns just south of its operation near the intersection of North Lincoln Avenue and Olympian Drive to grow grain that could be used for bread, pizza dough and tortilla chips.
CHAMPAIGN — Some area farmers took time out from their own harvesting Saturday to reap grain for the United Way of Champaign County.
When Todd Horton heard Rantoul would be hosting the competition today and Sunday at the airport, he decided to bring back his glory days — with some coaxing from his family.
Each year, local farmers harvest the field between Olympian and Interstate drives for United Way, which distributes the proceeds to local nonprofits working in hunger or nutrition.
On Wednesday, a two-man crew with a crane truck was hoisting a new sign from the ground to front of the store at 1625 South Georgetown Road, Tilton.
NEWMAN — Fifteen local businesses have been awarded work so far in connection with the construction of the Harvest Ridge Wind Farm in rural Douglas County.
'It's ugly. It makes everything 50 to 100 percent harder,' said Dennis Riggs, who had all hands on deck Friday at his farm near Sidney get everything finished before rain lashed down all weekend.
On Thursday, the board's executive and legislation committee recommended a tax at the maximum rate allowed by state statute — 3.75 percent in unincorporated areas of the county and 3 percent in incorporated areas.
It's been slower than usual at the Premier Cooperative grain elevator in Rising, just west of Champaign. Farmers were late to start planting, so harvest is coming in late. But the elevator has slowed down in another way; with fewer small family farms, it's no longer the place to hang out.
Bühler is contributing milling, grinding, mixing and pelleting equipment to the project, 'with a substantial portion of that total provided as a gift,' according to the UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
'I think we've lost our last 80-degree day, and some of the crops aren't quite mature yet,' Growmark treasurer Jeffrey Lynch said Thursday at Busey's 67th Economic Forum.
In late July, Parks Livestock, which got its start near Danville and now operates across multiple states, filed a declaration of intent to construct a 34,400-square-foot facility outside Ridge Farm, specifying it could house up to 4,500 swine over 55 pounds each.
Parks Livestock, which started near Danville and now operates across multiple states, in late July applied to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for permits to build a 34,400-square-foot facility that will house up to 4,500 pigs.
It involves the UI's Grainger College of Engineering and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; the National Center for Supercomputing Applications; and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.
At Monday's UI Research Park board meeting, Fox Development CEO Andrea Ruedi proposed a $15 million project that would expand the existing Swine Research Center at Curtis and First Street and move the pigs to a new swine production facility near Race Street and Curtis Road.
Timothy A. Cosman, 44, of Harvard pleaded guilty in March to one count of bank fraud, and federal prosecutors dropped the two additional counts he faced.
The final numbers aren't in yet, but last month is likely to be the fourth-warmest September on record in Champaign. And until last weekend, it was also fairly dry, with less than 2 inches of rain.
The latest endeavor for Walt and Kathy Wright has been a quarter-century of selling their wares at as many as 30 shows a year in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Tom Tracy of White Heath, who died Wednesday from health complications, joined the ag lending and insurance company that has a $4.34 billion loan porfolio in 2009 and was named president and CEO in 2015.
Laurel Prussing said the delays were the result of a 'perfect storm' of issues facing her office this year, including a delay in the state setting the county multiplier and the installation of a new computer system.
The Gardner-farmdoc Payment Calculator incorporates changes made to the 2018 Farm Bill and will help farmers estimate payments from the Agriculture Risk Coverage, County and Price Loss Coverage farm programs, which provide farmers payments when revenue and commodity prices drop below certain levels.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois geologist who is part of a team that has developed new computer models to help researchers better forecast volcanic eruptions.
Linda Hewerdine's Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergencies houses as many as 72 of them at a time at her farm outside Dewey. Many will find safe, new homes.
DECATUR — When the Trump administration granted ethanol waivers last month to 31 small oil refineries, many farmers were upset.