Southern Illinois University Carbondale is helping Midwest soybean farmers combat a parasitic roundworm – the soybean cyst nematode, sometimes referred to as the “billion dollar pest.” And they are using the soybean itself to do it.
Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters Award ceremony on April 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn’s Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon.
Each year, the banquet recognizes Girl Scouts from across Southern Illinois who achieve significant accomplishments in community service and leadership.
The difference in corn prices between 2012 and 2013 means a nearly $7.5 billion loss to the Illinois economy.
Data resulting from an analysis conducted by Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs clearly illustrate the close tie between a strong corn industry and economic activity across the state of Illinois.
“When corn prices are strong, the impacts are felt statewide,” said Gary Hudson, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) president.
Brittney Leila Laue of Altamont and Brady Joseph Kramer of Farina were united in marriage in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem, with the Rev. Robert Zwilling officiating.