Former state senator hopes to guide Pritzker on agriculture
Illinois News

Former state senator hopes to guide Pritzker on agriculture

One of 17 jobs in Illinois is in agriculture and the transition committee for Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker hopes to provide guidance on growing the agriculture economy to incoming the governor.

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LaHarpe gets water, waste disposal grant and loan

A grant of $2.5 million and a loan of $4 million have been approved for the city of LaHarpe's water and waste disposal systems.

Agriculture

Chamber seeks nominations for ag awards

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for ag awards.

Agriculture

Herald-Whig seeks farm family nominations

The Quincy Herald-Whig's tradition of recognizing a farm family in Northeast Missouri or West-Central Illinois provides a way to recognize the importance of farming, and farmers, in the region.

Arugula has become a trendy green from the Old World
Good Growing

Arugula has become a trendy green from the Old World

Arugula has been trending these past few years. You can bet if you turn on a cooking show, they'll probably be using arugula at some point.

Identifying drivers of corn photosynthesis could influence breeding
Farm and Field

Identifying drivers of corn photosynthesis could influence breeding

Plant leaves are riddled with tiny pores that open to bring in carbon dioxide, the gas converted into sugars through photosynthesis.

There's more to landscape design than meatballs and mulch
Good Growing

There's more to landscape design than meatballs and mulch

Heavily trimmed "meatballs" and mulch may be desirable to many, but I cannot buy into this type of yard.

Managed pastures pay dollar returns
Farm and Field

Managed pastures pay dollar returns

When managed well, pastures add dollars to farms. University of Missouri economists report an added output of $125 million per year from using skills taught for management-intensive grazing at grazing schools.

Illinois News

Swine facility near Columbus gets state approval

The Gin Ridge swine facility has received a final determination letter from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Adams County Board votes to recommend proposed swine operation
Illinois News

Adams County Board votes to recommend proposed swine operation

A noticeably conflicted Adams County Board voted Tuesday night to recommend that the Illinois Department of Agriculture approve a new swine facility near Loraine. Eleven board members voted in favor of the recommendation.