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For Staying Power, CSAs Could Use A Niche Product

U.S. consumers’ hunger for fresh, local and organic foods has fed a marketplace that’s so big, little guys are — once again — having to evolve and specialize.   It’s especially true with consumer-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), which had been growing for years, but are starting to wane in the face of the rise of [...]

Hundreds of classes have been canceled and dozens more relocated as a strike by graduate employees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign continues into a second week. On Tuesday night, graduate workers occupied the office of university president Tim Killeen. Strikers have a variety of demands, but one of the most contentious points focuses on the future of [...]

Dicamba Drift Puts Natural Areas At Risk, Environmental Groups Warn

After drift from the herbicide dicamba harmed millions of acres of soybeans in 2017, environmental groups are worried that it could damage sensitive ecological areas, particularly habitats for monarch butterflies. “There’s too much that no one is watching,” said Kim Erndt-Pitcher, a habitat and agriculture programs specialist at Prairie Rivers Network, a nonprofit advocacy group [...]

One of the limitations of modern political debates is that candidates are usually only asked what they’ll do. But in this era of political dysfunction and governmental obstruction, it can be just as important to know what a candidate might choose not to do. At a recent forum in Springfield, most of the Democrats seeking [...]

Western Illinois might be close to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, but it’s the driest part of the state this year. “We really haven’t really had…

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