University of Illinois Extension http://wuis.org en Propane Price Spike Hitting Hog, Poultry Farms http://wuis.org/post/propane-price-spike-hitting-hog-poultry-farms <p>Residents across the Midwest are struggling with tight propane supplies, especially in this bitterly cold, snowy winter.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Homes in rural counties are not the only places lacking adequate heating fuel. Farms that put bacon and eggs on your breakfast plate are also feeling the supply pinch.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Peter Gray 18475 at http://wuis.org Propane Price Spike Hitting Hog, Poultry Farms Slow Food Film Festival Returns For 5th Year http://wuis.org/post/slow-food-film-festival-returns-5th-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Springfield residents curious about raising chickens in their backyard may want to stop by Benedictine University on Saturday, January 25.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>Mad City Chickens</em> is one of five films to be screened at the 5th Annual <span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://slowfoodspringfield.org/?ai1ec_event=film-festival-2014&amp;instance_id=">Slow Food Springfield Film Festival</a>.</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:58:33 +0000 Peter Gray 17554 at http://wuis.org Slow Food Film Festival Returns For 5th Year