Vendors say there was a decent crowd as the Downtown Danville Farmer’s Market was starting its fourth season. There were 8 vendors selling a variety of products next to the city library Wednesday morning.
Illinois Public Media News
By Bill Wheelhouse
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.
By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press
Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says he supports cuts to the food stamp program in the new federal farm bill.
By Nina Totenberg
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that when farmers use patented seed for more than one planting in violation of their licensing agreements, they are liable for damages.
By Jim Suhr
U.S. farmers are making the most of a respite from what has been a wet spring to get their corn crops planted. However, the pace still keeps them well behind schedule.
By Jeff Bossert
The U.S. House Agriculture Committee is expected to start marking up the new Farm Bill on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is one of the new members of Congress working on the measure.
By Allison Aubrey
Taxpayers help subsidize crop insurance premiums for farmers to the tune of about $9 billion dollars, a figure that's growing each year. These policies protect farmers from major losses, and help support their income even if there's no loss of crops.
By Sean Powers
By Dan Charles
According to a new survey of America's beekeepers, almost a third of the country's honeybee colonies did not make it through the winter.
By Sean Powers
Last year’s drought and the later than normal snowfall this season shouldn’t have a huge impact on Urbana’s Market at the Square, which kicks off on Saturday.