SANGAMON COUNTY -- There's a buzz in Illinois. The Ag Department says more people are becoming beekeepers; 38% more in the past year.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state will get nearly $540,000 to make fresh, locally-grown produce available to all.
DECATUR -- Illinois is anticipating lower grain prices this year causing some farmers to question their land values. But some farm managers say there's no need to worry.
A local farmer and BASF representative come together to explain how the weather is affecting local crops.
Update: 10:09 pm, 8/21/13, Wednesday DECATUR -- One of the largest farm shows in the nation is coming to town.
SAVOY -- The growing season is well underway, but farmers say they could use a change in the weather.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn signed several ag-related bills into law at the State Fair in honor of Agriculture Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- Agriculture is one of the biggest draws to the Illinois State Fair.
LOGAN COUNTY -- Area farmers who struggled with last year's drought are now facing flooded fields.
MONTICELLO -- As school quickly comes to an end and summer approaches, kids are getting anxious to play outside.
FAIRMOUNT -- Bees help make $15 billion worth of food each year adding to the U.S. economy.
URBANA -- The University of Illinois is partnering with a national organization to do more farmland research.
DANVILLE -- Students in Vermilion County found a fun way to learn about math, science and agriculture.
CHAMPAIGN -- Hundreds of kindergarteners spent the day at college.
URBANA -- The state Ag Department is challenging consumers to change the way we shop.
TOLONO-- Farmers have been working at a record-setting pace this season.
The Vermilion County Farm Bureau is hosting an Ag Finances and Land Values Seminar.
The Illinois Products Expo showed people what the state has to offer this weekend.
The Illinois State Fairgrounds will be the site of this weekend's 14th Annual Illinois Products Expo.
A new "app" helps farmers predict corn yields during the growing process.
A new fertilizer storage facility is opened in Casey.
A local group was recognized for its professionalism.
Today, Governor Pat Quinn named Bob Flider, Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Governor Pat Quinn says Black Walnut trees in Illinois are in danger from Thousand Cankers Disease.
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When most of us think of terrorism, 9/11 or Oklahoma City comes to mind.
A state representative was honored for his commitment and service to the agricultural community.
State Senator Michael Frerichs (D-Champaign) recently introduced a senate resolution to recognize the importance of the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862.
We're back for more Ag Answers with Steve Ayers of UI Extension.
Harvest was early this year, but yields are a little disappointing.
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We're back with Steve Ayers of the UI Extension office for more of this morning's Ag Answers.
Farmers are anxious to see how this heat is affecting crops.
One university wants to bring the iPad into the classroom.
A career path of teaching agriculture in area high schools is available.
Agriculture students are touring the south to learn about regional plantings.
National FFA Week highlights the achievements of the students involved.
See if the new 2011 national budget will impact agriculture.
Farmers are getting a first look at the latest in farm equipment
Grain prices took a nose dive.
Find out how a new greenhouse gas regulation could impact agriculture.
On a year like this, some farmers find it hard to make a profit.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture released information stating conservation tillage is at an all time high.