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217 Today: U.S. fertilizer prices skyrocket after invasion of Ukraine leaving Midwest farmers worried

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The Illinois Supreme Court could soon decide whether the state’s Firearm Owners ID, or FOID Card, is unconstitutional.
  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois says Russia’s president should be prosecuted for war crimes because of the attack on Ukraine.
  • As schools throughout Illinois grapple with teacher shortages, Danville is working out the kinks in a grow-your-own teacher program.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting the cost of fertilizer here in the United States.

Reporting today contributed by Alez Degman, Reginald Hardwick, Emily Hays and Jonathan Ahl.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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