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Illinois Governor Awards Medical Marijuana Licenses

Rauner awarded licenses to 18 cultivation centers and 52 retail shops, which means Illinois’ first legal marijuana crop could be harvested this year.



Illinois Pumpkin Farmers See Large Crop This Year

This year’s pumpkin year’s harvest is shaping up to produce a bumper crop, according to Illinois farmers. “It’s been a phenomenal crop this year,” said Wade Kuipers, whose family grows pumpkins on 25 acres in Maple Park.


Corn plants struggle to survive in a drought-stricken farm field (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

SE Missouri Expecting Strong Corn Yield Despite Drought

Irrigation is credited for the relatively strong corn yields in the state’s Bootheel region.



Grapes Thrive During Drought, 2012 Wine Vintage Should Be “Flavorful, Fabulous”

Lack of water promotes more flavor in Mt. Pleasant’s Rayon D’or grapes.


Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops

Farmers Prepare To Document Crop Losses

The drought of 1988, often cited as the benchmark for crop damage, will likely be surpassed this summer, according to a crop insurance claims representative.


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