An investigation continues into a Carmi mans business that went up in flames late Thursday evening. On February 17th at around 11 PM the Carmi Fire Department and White County Ambulance Service was dispatched to Keith Bostch’s Hemp Manufacturing Plant that had caught fire.... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has released final harvest numbers from the 2020 hemp growing season. IDOA issued 802 Hemp Growers licenses for the 2020 season. Hemp farmers reported 2,734 acres planted resulting in 2,392 acres harvested. The 2020 numbers are... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host a virtual Hemp Summit Tuesday, February 23. The free online event will take place from 9 am to noon with presentations from growers, processors, university researchers, industry stakeholders and IDOA staff. “We have had two... Read More.
Tuesday afternoon, Sgt. Craig Poole and White County Deputy Sheriff Randy Graves were notified of a theft that occurred from James McKinney’s hemp field located at 479 Co. Rd. 1925N in Enfield. James followed the suspect vehicle, a silver vehicle bearing Illinois passenger plates... Read More.
James J. McKinney of Enfield reported, to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Wednesday, the theft of three hemp plants from his farm ground at 479 County Road 1925N in Enfield. McKinney noticed the plants missing on Tuesday morning and believes they were taken in... Read More.
The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Thursday, Oct. 24, to discuss a number of new opportunities for the college, policy changes, cyber concerns, dual credit and finances among others. SIC has been chosen for a new pilot program to offer... Read More.
Carmi Rotary Club meeting The Carmi Rotary club heard a fascinating talk about the hemp industry on Thursday. Rotarian Tom Logan, who owns a home and some acreage in Indiana, attended a meeting in Evansville to learn more about this growing industry. Tom explained that the... Read More.
Henderson Shop Hopes to Cash In On Hemp The market for CBD oil is growing and a shop in Henderson is hoping to cash in on what could become a billion... Read More.
The White County Farm Bureau at 304 East Robinson Street in Carmi will be the site of a HEMP Forum this Sunday, July 29th at 1:00 p.m. With the current legislation before us nationally and in Illinois, some say it’s time for farmers in... Read More.