Rendleman Orchards

ALTO PASS — State officials are calling it one of Illinois’ great agricultural achievements. “When you talk agriculture in Illinois, there are so many great stories, so many great achievements, but this one ranks right up there at the top,” said State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg. “A lot needs to...
More than 30 farmers from Illinois went to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss Illinois Farm Bureau priorities. Among those attending was Wayne Sirles of Alto Pass. Sirles is in the center of the photo. Photo provided.
Alto Pass farmer and Union County Farm Bureau member Wayne Sirles was one of 30 Illinois farmers who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to lobby for Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, priorities. Led by Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation and policy development, the group’s...
Snow and cold followed quickly on the heels of 75-degree temperatures during the past week in the Union County area. Bitter cold temperatures were in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.  The National Weather Service office in Paducah early this week issued a freeze warning...
T-shirts are helping to promote the #FarmingForGood effort. Photo by EGS Photography of Union County.
Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass saw a need – and asked what could be done to fill some gaps in a dire community need.   With state funding dwindling and small non-profits struggling all around them, the #FarmingForGood Project was born.   Rendleman Orchards said in a news release that the mission...

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