A report from the US Department of Agriculture several years ago found that farmers can do more with the stems, leaves and other materials leftover after harvest than plow it back into the soil. One option is to sell it to make paper products.
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations.
Farmers have been collecting data about their farms for decades.
A new U.S. government report released Tuesday finds that climate change is already having a broad impact on both weather and the economy.
A man who says he was a victim of sexual harassment by Treasurer Dan Rutherford has submitted a letter of resignation.
With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Monday’s forecast of subzero temperatures, wind and snow has prompted the closure of all courthouses in the 6th Judicial Circuit, including Champaign County.
A National Weather Service meteorologist based in central Illinois says the region should get ready for “some of the coldest air'' it's seen in a long time.
A facility in Champaign that provides weather data to farmers and planners credits a local congressman for extending its contract through next month.
Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden.