Dicamba resistant soybeans in rural McLean County on August 7.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
February 22, 2018

Ag Panel To Discuss Dicamba Impact

The herbicide dicamba has been in the news a lot over the past year. One University of Missouri researcher says dicamba has been blamed for more than 3 million acres of damaged soybeans in 2017 alone. 

A study tries to understand how much intensive agriculture has contributed to climate change in the Midwest.
Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media (file)
February 19, 2018

Study: Intensive Agriculture Drives Midwest Climate Changes

As agriculture intensified in the 20th century, summers in the Midwest became wetter and cooler. Researchers at MIT, in a study published this month, looked at whether vegetation from crop production, rather than the greenhouse gas emissions that are an established source of climate changes, could have driven these regional impacts.

Parkland College in Champaign
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
January 18, 2018

Parkland Trustees Approve New Solar Energy Array

Parkland College is expanding its use of solar power. At their regular monthly meeting on Jaunary 17, the board of trustees approved a 25-year contract to install an eight-acre array of solar panels on the campus.

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