CHAMPAIGN -- A mid-April dip in temperatures means the soil is too cold to plant crops. Now, farmers around the state are playing the waiting game.
NATIONAL -- If you've bitten into a fruit or vegetable lately, you need to thank a farmer.
DANVILLE -- Farmers are putting a face to their products.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' factory farms are coming under fire. Environment Illinois says these farms are contaminating the water supply.
SPRINGFIELD -- Farmers who've been paid to not farm their land are reconsidering the arrangement.
CHAMPAIGN -- Farmers are working extra hard this weekend.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- More than half the state's corn and soybean crops have been harvested and it's going to be a great year for farmers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Our state's biggest business is feeling the impact of the government shutdown, now entering its second week.
CHAMPAIGN -- Farmers are getting started with harvest a little later than they'd like.
URBANA -- Drought conditions are impacting farmers in Champaign County.
Update: 6:05 pm DECATUR -- Organizers at the Farm Progress Show hoped to break some records, but one thing stood in the way; the heat.
DECATUR -- The state is launching a new effort to try to get more farmers to plant cover crops which help keep soil more sustainable.
ATWOOD -- Several properties are on the verge of a major face lift now that state regulators have given the green light to a massive power line project.
SAVOY -- The growing season is well underway, but farmers say they could use a change in the weather.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- It's a long-time tradition at UI. Thursday was Agronomy Day.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Farmers are getting their animals ready for the Champaign County Fair.
PENFIELD -- Farmers in Central Illinois are growing concerned by the forecast.
DANVILLE -- More than 3,000 people celebrated agriculture's impact on our lives.
SPRINGFIELD -- Central Illinois farmers are battling with Ameren. They don't want the company to put transmission lines on their land.
TOLONO -- Farmers around the state hope this year won't see a repeat of last year's summer drought.
SAVOY -- Farmers are hitting fields a little early this year so you'll need to watch for tractors on the roads.
SPRINGFIELD -- Experts estimate record numbers of farmers will file claims on crop insurance policies this year because of the drought.
URBANA -- Lisa Bralts, with Farmers Market, tells us what's so great about the locally-grown produce and entertainment, as well as arts-and-crafts in Our Town Urbana.
URBANA -- The sights, sounds and smells are in full force at the Farmers Market.
MATTOON -- Not all farmers will be getting federal assistance.
URBANA -- The heat is not stopping people from getting a little shopping done.
Champaign-- Farming can be a dangerous job, but it ranked surprisingly high in a new study.
SIDNEY -- Farmers take a chance every time they get ready to plant, and some are taking that gamble early. The warm weather has sprouted early planting. Some are still waiting until after April 6th once insurance kicks in.
URBANA -- People are learning what it is like to be an American farmer.
More than $630,000 in federal funds was awarded to Illinois to strengthen competitiveness of the state's specialty crop industry.
A new "app" helps farmers predict corn yields during the growing process.
A new fertilizer storage facility is opened in Casey.
Update: 6:09 pm February 7, 2012
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