Illinois Department of Agriculture

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Name: Illinois Department of Agriculture
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Will retailers be able to open a package of marijuana to give customers a whiff? Will a master grower be able to work for multiple cultivation centers? Is medicinal marijuana chocolate considered candy?Those were among the questions at a standing-room-only ... [Published Miami Herald - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Medical pot growers competing for Bartlett site

Four businesses hoping to produce medical marijuana in Bartlett are clamoring for a piece of vacant land in an industrial park to set up growing operations.The state Department of Agriculture gets the final say on whether any producer can open in Bartlett. ... [Published Chicago Daily Herald - 17 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Illinois girl sells steer for $100,000

FOR the first time in Illinois State Fair history, a prize-winning animal has sold for six figures.The record-breaker who sold for $100,000 is a 1330-pound steer named Ted shown by 12-year-old Shaelye Varner, of Morris, Ill.Shaelye, who raised Ted on ... [Published Weekly Times Now - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Attendees at town-hall meeting come prepared with questions regarding medical marijuana

PEORIA — More than 100 people packed the second of three town-hall style meetings on medical marijuana Monday, asking questions that drilled down into the minutiae of state law and regulations. The meeting at the Peoria Public Library represented an opportunity ... [Published PJStar.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Beneficial Rain Hits Parts of Illinois

Scattered showers provided some beneficial rain to parts of Illinois last week as corn and soybean production continues to progress. According to data released Monday by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 86 percent of the corn is in the dough stage ... [Published WYZZ-TV - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM TOWN HALL MEETING

PEORIA – The State of Illinois has scheduled a town hall meeting on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Peoria Public Library to answer any question citizens may have about applying to be a registered medical cannabis patient or caregiver, or to be a licensed ... [Published Illinois Department of Public Health - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Marshall County to consider medical marijuana permits at special meeting

LACON — The Marshall County Board has scheduled a special meeting to consider special use permit requests from two groups hoping to win both county and state approval for a medical marijuana production facility.The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 27, just ... [Published PJStar.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Plan emerges to save Lake Zurich park

A plan has emerged to preserve a Lake Zurich park on Old Rand Road that has been identified by village officials for a possible sale.Resident Mike Kleeman presented the Kuechmann Park proposal to the Lake Zurich park and recreation advisory board Tuesday ... [Published Chicago Daily Herald - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

12-year-old girl's champion steer sells for record $100K

For the first time in Illinois State Fair history, a prize-winning animal has sold for six figures.The record-breaker who sold for $100,000 is a 1,330-pound steer named Ted shown by 12-year-old Shaelye Varner, of Morris, Ill.Shaelye,  who raised Ted on ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Beekeeping now legal in Yorkville

YORKVILLE – For beekeepers in the city here, Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was as sweet as honey.Some of them sitting in the back of the audience even clapped after aldermen voted 5-2 to allow beekeeping in the city, albeit on a limited basis.Beekeepers ... [Published The Beacon News - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 4 reports

McHenry County packing company recalls meat products

Recall (Photo: KSDK)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A Harvard, Illinois-based packing company recalled more than 400 pounds of uninspected meat products Monday.The ham, hocks, and bacon products were sold under the label "Farmer Nicks LLC" and "Jones Packing LLC," ... [Published KSDK NewsChannel 5 - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 5 reports

Invasive beetle species on Fulton County’s doorstep

State officials recently found a beetle species that destroys ash trees in nearby Tazewell County and Peoria County, both of which lie outside of a quarantine zone set up to stop the spread of the environmental scourge, according to the Illinois Department ... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Jul 26 2014]

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...He called the meeting "very sedate and sophisticated" and noted the "entrepreneurs ... hovering about waiting to land and profit from this."
...hope our reputation for putting on a good event has spread," said Joel Gruver, assistant professor and director of WIU's organic research program. "The most important thing to take away from today is whatever is relevant to your context. The majority of the farmers here are grain producers, but they can still find context in livestock and vegetables. We need to think about how our ideas can be actionable. I hope they will leave here with the idea they can be empowered to make decisions themselves."
"We sat down over the course of a month to put some meat in the plan" she said
"I understand the concern of constituents but I will do what Springfield tells me to do" Emmons said

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Marijuana town hall attracts hundreds in Chicago [Published Miami Herald - 1 hour ago]
Illinois girl sells steer for $100,000 [Published Weekly Times Now - 9 hours ago]
CHICAGO: MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM TOWN HA... [Published Illinois Department of Public Health - 15 hours ago]
Medical pot growers competing for Bartlett site [Published Chicago Daily Herald - 17 hours ago]
Attendees at town-hall meeting come prepared wi... [Published PJStar.com - Aug 19 2014]
Beneficial Rain Hits Parts of Illinois [Published WYZZ-TV - Aug 19 2014]
Businessman eyes Aurora for medical marijuana d... [Published The Beacon News - Aug 17 2014]
Extension Connection: Does my tree have Emerald... [Published Canton Daily Ledger - Aug 17 2014]
MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM TOWN HALL MEETING [Published Illinois Department of Public Health - Aug 15 2014]
Illinois state fairs run by government appointe... [Published Lincoln Daily News - Aug 15 2014]
Farmers travel for WIU Allison Farm tour near R... [Published Monmouth Review Atlas - Aug 15 2014]
Marshall County to consider medical marijuana p... [Published PJStar.com - Aug 15 2014]
Plan emerges to save Lake Zurich park [Published Chicago Daily Herald - Aug 14 2014]
12-year-old girl's champion steer sells for rec... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Aug 13 2014]
Fulton County dismisses camp site supervisor [Published Taft Midway Driller - Aug 13 2014]
Animal Welfare Act Amended [Published Legal Record Corporation - Aug 13 2014]
Flider revels in fair day devoted to agriculture [Published Herald & Review - Aug 13 2014]
Couple honored for sustainable farm use [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Aug 13 2014]
Beekeeping now legal in Yorkville [Published The Beacon News - Aug 13 2014]
Illinois corn and soybean crops performing at r... [Published WSOY AM - Aug 12 2014]
Franklin County farm recognized with centennial... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Aug 12 2014]
Veterans’ Day at the Illinois State Fair Great ... [Published Noodls - Aug 12 2014]
Illinois State Fair is 'Making Memories’ [Published AGRINews - Aug 12 2014]
Proposed hog farm near Wenona brings up road se... [Published PJStar.com - Aug 12 2014]
Macedonia farm honored [Published Benton Evening News - Aug 12 2014]
Hodgkins board approves permit for potential ma... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Aug 12 2014]
Illinois defines metrics for medical cannabis a... [Published JD Supra - Aug 11 2014]
Pinckneyville seeks medical marijuana cultivati... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Aug 11 2014]
Scott Reeder: All politics, but no profits at s... [Published News Gazette - Aug 10 2014]
Plan calls for marijuana farm in rural Ottawa [Published InOttawa.com - Aug 09 2014]
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