farming http://northernpublicradio.org en State Wants to Promote Farm Food http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-wants-promote-farm-food <p>The Illinois Department of Agriculture wants shoppers to buy food farmed in Illinois. And it wants grocery stores that sell local food to encourage it. The state wants stores and farmers’ markets to take part in its new <a href="http://www.agr.state.il.us/wherefreshis/" target="_blank">"Where Fresh Is"</a> campaign.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:09:26 +0000 WNIJ 24030 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Wants to Promote Farm Food Dust storms and withered leaves: Illinois' mini-drought http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dust-storms-and-withered-leaves-illinois-mini-drought <p>Dust storms and fire danger alerts are not what you expect to hear in May in Illinois. But these are signs of a very dry spring.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 07:58:14 +0000 Susan Stephens 12405 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dust storms and withered leaves: Illinois' mini-drought