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EDITORIAL: Illinois farmland is the envy of the world — we had better protect it

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Corn is harvested in the Illinois River bottoms across from Beardstown, Illinois. | AP File Photo/Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Steve Warmowski The state can’t afford to be one of the places that sees its soil vanish. But its verdant farmlands are threatened. As the United Nations warns of drastic worldwide losses of fertile soil, Illinois should step up its own efforts to stop farmland from...

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