Kevin Barlow

Agriculture Reporter


Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

Marvin Finfrock relived the early spring planting woes because of rain and flooding and said wet weather is still causing issues for Central Illinois farmers. Because of consistent May rains, farmers were not able to get into the fields until late in the month.

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The two sides negotiating a new contract for 110 Blue Ridge teachers and staff reported progress in a Wednesday night negotiating session with a federal mediator, but other key issues still remain unresolved.

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