Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tag Archives: Southern Illinois drought

Lake Egypt Water District requests water conservation

Lake Egypt Water District and Southern Illinois Power Cooperative joined together in issuing a press release Wednesday requesting users of the Lake of Egypt to take extra measures in water conservation due to the ongoing drought. According to the release, residents are asked to voluntarily conserve due to weather conditions …

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USDA officials tour drought stricken Southern Illinois

A few scattered rain clouds brought some much-needed relief to the region last weekend, but for many of the farmers in Southern Illinois, the rain may have been too little and too late.  This summer’s drought has been called the worst since 1988, and for farmers like Goreville’s Delbert Craig …

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FSA announces emergency CRP release

Southernmost counties eligible Reprinted with permission from the July 16 edition of Farm Week Thirty-seven counties, primarily in Southern Illinois (see map), were approved Friday for emergency use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres to start Aug. 2, announced Scherrie Giamanco, Farm Service Agency (FSA) state executive director. The list …

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