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  • Breastfeeding Support

    Breastfeeding Support
    A quarter of a million dollars... that's how much the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates it'll cost you to raise a child until they're 18 and that DOESN'T include college!
  • Congress should pass a 'harmonization statute' for regulators

    Congress should pass a 'harmonization statute' for regulators
    As if federal budget negotiations weren't messy enough, President Obama is hoping to use the process simultaneously to untangle regulatory knots, starting with food safety. His 2016 budget proposal lays out how a dozen or so agencies, enforcing more...

    USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop

    Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain remains low due to slumping prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday in its first report of the new crop...

    Farmers struggle with planting season, corn vs. soybeans decision

    Like many farmers around the nation, Eric Van Tuyle is in a waiting game. For the next month or so, he'll keep careful tabs on the weather and the condition of his fields around Roodhouse, Ill., looking for the right time to start planting corn. But he'...

    Development plan threatens 200-year-old giant oak tree in Waukegan

    Development plan threatens 200-year-old giant oak tree in Waukegan
    "It was big," said Jerome Moore, 9, of Zion. "It was huge," corrected Gianna Connard, Jerome's 8-year-old sister. They were talking about the first time their grandparents, Pat and Linda Carry of Waukegan, brought them to see the giant bur oak tree at...