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217 Today: Wheat prices are up this year, but farmers could lose money this harvest season

Friday, July 8, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois’ Republican candidate for governor blames the state for letting the alleged Highland Park shooter buy his guns.
  • The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is hiking financial support to foster parents and caregivers to offset the impacts of rising costs.
  • A week after the first Black woman was sworn in on the U.S. Supreme Court, Illinois’ own high court welcomed its first Black female justice on Thursday.
  •  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin toured the Meta Data Center in DeKalb this week. Meta is the parent company of Facebook.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear how wheat prices have skyrocketed since Russia invaded Ukraine, but because of drought, wheat farmers might not benefit.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Tim Shelley, Hannah Meisel, Jenna Dooley and Elizabeth Rembert.

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