Category Archives: Agribusiness

Crops enter the home stretch under favorable conditions

Crops enter the home stretch under favorable conditions

  By Dave Dahl SPRINGFIELD– As the Illinois cash crops prepare to head down the stretch, the conditions and progress are halfway decent. USDA Illinois statistician Mark Schleusener says 75 percent of corn is in the dough stage, 34 percent in the dent stage, with about half in good to excellent condition. 93 percent of…MORE

PODCAST: Don Meyer, McLean County Ag. History

PODCAST: Don Meyer, McLean County Ag. History

In his July episode of McLean County Ag History, Don Meyer explains how 88 acres of what was once farmland is tied to local schools, businesses and a wealthy beer baron. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE: MORE

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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…