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Canadian geese in Will County are the first to be infected with bird flu this year.

USDA reports first 2022 avian flu case in Illinois

By Northern Star Staff | March 11, 2022

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), were made aware by USDA Wildlife Services of the first confirmed case of avian flu in a wild bird in the state of Illinois this year. The birds...

Lecture shows meat diets are immoral

Lecture shows meat diets are immoral

By Jeanette Fritz | November 5, 2013

If my philosophy of ethics class has taught me anything this semester, it’s that eating meat is wrong. Plain and simple.Completely cutting out the basis of all meals is hard work, so to learn more I went to Fishy Reasoning, a Wednesday lecture about...

Garden group hopes to help needy

By James Casey | October 13, 2013

I worry many of us often neglect to learn about the food we eat. Fortunately, DeKalb County Community Gardens is attempting to stop this problem one garden at a time.Food insecurity is how the USDA measures people’s lack of access to nutritional food...

Healthy diets easy, but take commitment

By James Casey | September 24, 2013

I believe many Americans think they aren’t fixing an issue unless they throw money at it, but there’s no reason to spend a lot to eat healthy.The key to making a change is free; it simply involves making a serious mental commitment. At that point...

USDA offers loans to farmers

By Jessi Haish | January 15, 2013

A small loan program has been created to help community farmers, the federal government announced Tuesday. These micro-loans are available up to $35,000 and are “designed to aid startup costs, bolster existing family-run farms and help minority growers...

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