Category Archives: Agribusiness

Majority of crops in good-to-excellent condition

Majority of crops in good-to-excellent condition

The upcoming cooler weather should be all right for Illinois crops, seeing as how it is not a frost or freeze, according to USDA Illinois statistician Mark Schleusener of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.MORE

Harvest will begin in earnest

Harvest will begin in earnest

A warm, wet week finished off September for Illinois farmers. The statewide average temperature was 68 degrees, seven above normal. MORE

Sustainable farming catching on in Illinois

Sustainable farming catching on in Illinois

By Dave Dahl SPRINGFIELD – “Sustainable farming” is catching on in Illinois. The Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District has developed a scoring system to help farmers evaluate how conservation-minded their practices are.  The program, now used in 43 (and counting) Illinois counties, is S.T.A.R. – Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources. “The farmer can complete a…MORE

Hy-Vee announces recall due to undeclared allergens

Hy-Vee announces recall due to undeclared allergens

  By Katherine Murphy BLOOMINGTON– Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary, based in Ankeny, Iowa, is recalling more than 6,000 pounds of ready-to-eat beef and chicken products due to mis-branding and undeclared allergens, according press releases from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Hy-Vee. The undeclared allergen is milk. The products were produced on Sept. 7 & 8, 2019.…MORE

Blogs

Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…