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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 26, 2013

Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

By Howard Berkes and Jim Morris


(Duration: 12:60)

Will Piper and Annette Pacas visit the grave of Annette's son, Alex

The night before he died, Wyatt Whitebread couldn't stand the thought of going back to the grain bins on the edge of Mount Carroll, Ill.

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.

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