February 16, 2014

Quinn To EPA: Don’t Reduce Ethanol Content

Gov. Pat Quinn is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to follow through on its own proposal to reduce amounts of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline.


Grain Operator Austin Clubb surveys corn inside the Homestead Grain Facility at Amana Farms near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
(John Poole/NPR)
February 07, 2014

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million In Grain Bin Deaths

An Illinois jury has returned a record verdict of nearly $17 million in the deaths of two teenagers and the traumatic entrapment of a third worker in a grain bin in 2010, NPR's Howard Berkes reports.


January 30, 2014

Illinois Farm Owners Settle US Subsidy Allegations

The Department of Justice says a central Illinois farming business has paid $5.3 million to settle allegations it used fake partnerships to avoid limits on federal subsidies its owners could receive.


January 28, 2014

U.S. House To Vote On 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. House is set to vote on a new farm bill Wednesday, after House and Senate negotiators earlier this week agreed on compromise legislation combining each chambers' drafts.


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