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US asks farmers: Can you plant 2 crops instead of 1?

Illinois and midwestern farmers are being asked to do more by the federal government to meet international demand.

US asks farmers: Can you plant 2 crops instead of 1?
Illinois News

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution
Chicagoland News

Chicago-area man gets 3 years for threat at Biden inaugural

The man had previously been visited by the FBI for threatening members of Congress but the messages and threats persisted, culminating in a threat to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris at the 2021 inauguration.

Chicago-area man gets 3 years for threat at Biden inaugural
Illinois News

Illinois to expand farmer mental health resources, services

The money will be used to build out a six-county pilot program that has connected farmers to mental health providers and resources through a telephone hotline.

Illinois to expand farmer mental health resources, services