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EPA extends dicamba use through July 31st

  By JOHNATHAN HETTINGER of Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to spray a recently banned herbicide through July 31 in a court filing on Tuesday evening. The agency ...Read more

Hydrant flushing announced in Peru

The City of Peru announced fire hydrants will be flushed starting June 22nd and continuing through July 1st.   Periodically the hydrants need to have fresh water run through them to prevent  silt or rust from damaging firefighter equipment.  Flushing will occur weekdays from 6 AM until 3:30 ...Read more

IVCC Ag program nabs $10,000 ag grant

OGLESBY- The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America recently made a $10,000 grant to the Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program for biotechnology equipment. The equipment will be used in Introduction to Field Crop Science and Animal Science labs. Compeer made a $5,000 donation ...Read more