Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government cannot afford.
A Champaign legislator believes Illinois can rival what Iowa is offering to lure a fertilizer production facility to Tuscola. The two states could end up in a bidding war over Cronus Chemical’s $1.2 billion facility.
The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the state budget he'll present this week will be "hard and difficult'' because of Illinois' massive pension debt.
New calculations for property taxes on Indiana farmland would be delayed for a year under a proposal approved by the state Legislature.
Purdue University says a couple that's asked to remain anonymous has made a $65 million gift to the university's College of Agriculture.
This week, the Supreme Court will take up a classic David-and-Goliath case. On one side, there's a 75-year-old farmer in Indiana named Vernon Hugh Bowman; on the other, the agribusiness giant Monsanto.
A Brazilian-based agribusiness company says its plant in the Iroquois town of Gilman will be home this coming fall to the first generator powered exclusively by gravity.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor, updated Thursday, shows about 92 percent of Illinois as abnormally dry, including several counties in northwest Illinois in extreme drought.
The White House honored a University of Illinois student on Tuesday for his civic engagement efforts.