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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 19, 2013

Illinois, Iowa Could Bid on Fertilizer Facility

By Jeff Bossert, With Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

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. 


Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

By Bill Wheelhouse

Monsanto President Brett  Begemann

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.

Categories: Agriculture, Business, Food, Health





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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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.


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