Tri-States Public Radio: Illinois Approves Adams County Hog FarmPosted Jun 12, 2013
The Illinois Department of Agriculture has approved a proposed hog confinement in Adams County, after adding additional environmental protections.
Those added protections are due to the fact that the 5,000 hog facility will be built a geological formation called karst.
In karst, the bedrock contains holes which make it easier for water to infiltrate from the surface, meaning hog-waste could contaminate drinking water.
Water Resource Scientist Stacy James with the Prairie Rivers Network said... Read More »
CropLife: Central Illinois Farms Featured In National Conservation TourPosted Jun 12, 2013
Several farmers and other agriculture professionals in Livingston County, IL, will soon be in the national spotlight.
The Conservation Technology Information Center's (CTIC) 2013 Conservation in Action Tour will take place July 9-10 at several sites around the county. This year's tour brings together agriculture leaders, such as farmers, crop advisers, regulators and lawmakers, from across the country to learn and share conservation practices. The tour emphasizes finding real-world solutions... Read More »
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