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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - May 22, 2013

Future of Rural Development Funding Uncertain in Farm Bill

By Bill Wheelhouse

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(Duration: 3:50)

Staunton, Ill., Mayor Craig Neuhaus (left) checks out the town’s new water plant with Hank Fey, a public works director.

As Congress fiddles with major farm legislation, there is a portion of it that gets very little attention. Yet supporters say it is a difference-maker for job creation in small rural communities and provides a boost those towns need. 

Categories: Agriculture, Government






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 09, 2013

Federal Immigration Bill Would Impact Illinois Agriculture

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 7:27)

migrant worker

The immigration bill that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to take up on Thursday includes a provision for farmworkers that shortens their waiting period for legal residency.





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