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217 Today: ‘Precision Ag’ promised a farming revolution. What’s taking so long?

Farmland is seen during a Lighthawk flight on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Illinois.

Tuesday, June 12, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • The rape trial of Terrence Shannon Jr. begins later today.
  • The Champaign Unit 4 school board swore in two new members yesterday.
  • Illinois lawmakers just hit the brakes on the state’s burgeoning carbon capture and storage industry.
  • Politicians and advocates are once again urging Congress to expand work permits for all immigrants.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about why the promise of precision agriculture to revolutionize farming is still years away.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Emily Hays, Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco, Adriana Cardona Maguigad and Eric Schmid.

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Severe storms possible Thursday evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.