Lynn Rohrscheib inspects her soybean fields.
Courtesy of Lynn Rohrscheib
March 21, 2016

The 21st: Trade With Cuba, & STEM Education

Before the embargo - U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba were worth about $600 million a year - in today’s prices.  Others estimate Cuba is a $1.2 billion market for agricultural exports if the embargo and other trade barriers are lifted. Today on The 21st we explored what an open Cuba would mean for Illinois. Also, how a team of Illinois State University researchers and a turtle are changing STEM education. 


Wikipedia
January 25, 2016

Champaign Council To Discuss ‘BYOB’ Proposal

The discussion at Tuesday night's Champaign City Council study session is aimed to benefit a handful of businesses, including one restaurant and a 'paint and sip' business in the city.  Some other Illinois cities have addressed the 'Bring Your Own Bottle' idea, including Chicago and a few suburbs.


In this June 13, 2012, photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumps from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population.
John Flesher/Associated Press
November 29, 2015

UI Prof Improves Upon Asian Carp Research

U of I Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Professor Cory Suski's latest research involves juvenile Asian carp.  Like the adults, he says high concentrations of carbon dioxide will make the eight-day old fish also feel 'woozy' and swim away.


An older blue car.
Rich Berning
October 13, 2015

Trade Mission: Cuba

Agricultural products have for years been exempt from the U.S. embargo put in place in the '60s, but records show in 2008, Illinois exported $66 million in corn and soy to Cuba.


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