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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 05, 2013

New Gravity-Driven Generator Promised for Gilman Soy Processor

By Jim Meadows

An advertisement from Incobrasa appeared in a Dec. 31, 2012 edition of the News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign.

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.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 05, 2012

Impact of Climate Change on Farming

By Daniel Hajek

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(Duration: 4:52)

For Midwest farmers, this summer was brutal. In McLean County, soybean and corn crops struggled to survive through short, rare rains while dairy cows and livestock endured intense heat. By June, the drought covered more than half the United States.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2012

Sustainable Farming Brings Producers, Customers Together

By Jim Browne

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(Duration: 5:30)

Consumers are becoming very savvy when it comes to their food. They want to know about the origins of food, chemicals that may have come in contact, and the level of freshness. This interest in more information has resulted in a growing interest in locally grown food from a type of consumers known as “locavores.”

Categories: Agriculture, Food


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