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Harvest Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - June 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Farmers Hope For River System Improvements

By Rich Egger

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Shipping via barge is crucial for farmers near the Illinois River and across the Midwest, but many say U.S. river infrastructure is out of date.

Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress.  





Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting - Illinois Public Media News - May 30, 2014

Climate change threatens U.S. food security; crop insurance poised to remain hot topic

By Robert Holly

Warm temperatures and extreme weather will thwart agriculture production and threaten U.S. food security, an executive-branch assessment on climate change released in early May found.

Categories: Agriculture, Environment




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