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Pennycress

Catrina Petersen / WGLT

U.S. representatives from central Illinois and Illinois State University President Larry Dietz said they have high hopes for a common plant they believe will be a "wonder weed," during a tour of the ISU Farms near Lexington.

Illinois State University

An Illinois State University researcher’s project is getting a $13 million boost from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Pennycress in a field
Maliheh Esfahanian

Illinois State University researchers are part of a team that’s creating a new crop that could help both the environment and farmers' bottom lines.