Larry Lieb, 69, feeds the cattle on his farm in Mode, Ill., on July 8. He says he feels safer having gotten the coronavirus vaccine. But he's not interested in trying to convince anyone else to get it.
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Vaccinations for Rural Farmers

In rural areas with lower vaccination rates, Illinois farmers are now being called on to step up as trusted community voices to have conversations one-on-one with neighbors, friends, and family about getting the shot. To learn more, we spoke with a health reporter, a farmer, and a member of the National Rural Health Association.

The 21st—Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On Today's 21st: The coronavirus is affecting every part of the Illinois economy including farmers who sell to local markets. We heard how they’re coping with shelter-in-place orders.

Downtown Decatur, Illinois

The 21st—Thursday, December 12, 2019

As thousands of retailers have closed their doors, cities and towns are grappling with what to do with all the empty buildings. Also, House Democrats and President Trump agree that a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico is good for our economy. What will that mean for Illinois farmers?

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