Illinois Department of Agriculture

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Name: Illinois Department of Agriculture
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Hog factory still on hold for now

WENONA — The proposed hog factory farm facility planned for Wenona is still in limbo.VMC Management of Iowa continues to push for the Sandy Creek LLC facility, which would house an estimated 20,000 hogs while contributing up to 20 jobs for the area. Many ... [Published Bureau County Republican - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Bountiful Illinois harvest creates piles of corn

by Millions of bushels of Illinois corn are already in temporary or emergency storage and there’s a lot of harvest to be done.  Illinois Corn Growers Executive Director Rod Weinzierl (WINE-zurl) says these are the piles of corn that dot the landscape ... [Published Brownfield Network - 11 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Hog farming facility planned in Cass County

A large hog farming facility is being developed in Cass County, although still in the early planning stages.The Grigsby Family Farm in eastern Cass County has filed an application with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to receive a permit for a wean-to-finish ... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

New state CAFO rules the new normal for livestock farmers

The Illinois Pollution Control Board rewrote state rules for Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) because of federal changes that required state regulations to be at least as restrictive as federal ones, according to Ted Funk, consulting engineer ... [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

McLean still fighting for cultivation center

With the battle of legalization of marijuana becoming less of an issue, companies in Illinois are considering investing in a pot farm.According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act was ... [Published Daily Vidette - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in New Counties

Photo Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Agricultureby Ryan MartinAn invasive pest, known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which is responsible for killing millions of ash trees in North America has recently been confirmed in 14 new Illinois count ... [Published Legal Record Corporation - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Emerald ash borers found in traps in Monticello

MONTICELLO — Residents who have ash trees on their property may be disposing of them in the next few years unless they apply costly treatment to combat emerald ash borers.With the help of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the city put out four traps ... [Published News Gazette - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 3 reports

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in five new Illinois counties

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive pest responsible for killing millions of ash trees in North America, has been confirmed in five counties that are located outside the current state quarantine zone intended to prevent the spread of the beetle."The ... [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Grant Money Awarded to Illinois Department of Agriculture

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Agriculture has been awarded more than $650,000 through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The agency will split the funds between 15 projects that are intended ... [Published WSOY AM - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Review process begins for medical marijuana

ILLINOIS--The numbers are in. The state received more than 370 applications to grow or sell medical marijuana.Central Illinois  drew high interest from the marijuana business.There was nearly 20 applications stretching as far as Christian County to Champaign ... [Published WCIA 3 - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 5 reports

Officials Announce Number Of Applications For Marijuana Dispensaries, Grow Centers

The Illinois Department of Agriculture on Thursday released the following list of where applications for medical marijuana cultivation center licenses were received. The state plans to award two cultivation center licenses in Cook County where nine total ... [Published WJPF-AM - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Chickens, eggs — Now what?

So, you bought some chicks this spring and now, six to seven months later, you are finding your first eggs.An adult laying hen will produce one egg about every 25 hours. Chances are you will end up with extra eggs.A producer is someone who raises chickens ... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Sep 28 2014]

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"We sent an e-mail to the company on Oct. 8," Illinois Department of Agriculture Environmental program manager Brad Beaver said. "We received a response on the 14th, but we have yet to act upon it. The case is under review."
"Inevitably, the discussion will return again to plant-based materials as a source of fuel, and also as a source of bio-based products. It’s critical that the university continue to do the work that will be the basis for that new economy.”"
...are all these unnecessary policies, regulations, and rules going to be dealt with?" asked Gary Hudson, Illinois Corn Growers Association President. "At this point we are looking at barriers to market access and we can't afford that with 200 bushel per acre corn yields."
"Canada and Mexico are two of our top trade partners, and our three countries collectively are a key trading region for the world. Because of this, ongoing discussion and collaboration with these partners is essential for American agriculture export success" Ibach said

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Hog factory still on hold for now [Published Bureau County Republican - 9 hours ago]
Bountiful Illinois harvest creates piles of corn [Published Brownfield Network - 11 hours ago]
New Crackdowns On Breeding Won’t Mean Your Pet ... [Published FiveThirtyEight - 19 hours ago]
Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory Wi... [Published BioFuels Journal - Oct 23 2014]
Hog farming facility planned in Cass County [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Oct 23 2014]
Carroll County Board OKs rezoning of land [Published Lanark Prairie Advocate - Oct 23 2014]
Rocky Mountain Ag Notebook: Week of 10/20 [Published Fence Post - Oct 22 2014]
PILES OF CORN AND LIMITATIONS TO MARKET ACCESS [Published Noodls - Oct 22 2014]
New state CAFO rules the new normal for livesto... [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 21 2014]
Puppy Mill battle continues in Cook County; Wha... [Published WGN-TV - Oct 21 2014]
McLean still fighting for cultivation center [Published Daily Vidette - Oct 20 2014]
Family farm plans hog confinement for rural Cas... [Published State Journal-Register - Oct 17 2014]
Luciano: Chicago firm pays four counties to end... [Published PJStar.com - Oct 16 2014]
Luciano: Chicago firm pays four counties to end... [Published PJStar.com - Oct 16 2014]
Ag officials conclude Tri-National Agricultural... [Published AgProfessional - Oct 15 2014]
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in New Counties [Published Legal Record Corporation - Oct 15 2014]
Medical marijuana dispensary aims for northwest... [Published Elm Leaves - Oct 14 2014]
SUN INVESTIGATES Medical marijuana fees stir de... [Published Maryland Gazette - Oct 11 2014]
Medical marijuana fees stir debate in Maryland [Published Baltimore Sun - Oct 11 2014]
Plan Commission OKs rezoning for medical mariju... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Oct 10 2014]
IAITC, Specialty Growers, IDOA awarded USDA gra... [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 10 2014]
State grain industry seeking extra storage [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 10 2014]
Emerald ash borers found in traps in Monticello [Published News Gazette - Oct 07 2014]
Emerald Ash Borer discovered in five new Illino... [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 07 2014]
Medical marijuana cultivation center gets zonin... [Published Northwest Herald - Oct 07 2014]
Emerald Ash Borer Continues to Spread [Published WSOY AM - Oct 07 2014]
Grant Money Awarded to Illinois Department of A... [Published WSOY AM - Oct 07 2014]
Emerald ash borer spreads to 14 new Illinois co... [Published Brownfield Network - Oct 06 2014]
Emerald Ash Borer found in 14 more Illinois cou... [Published Central illinois News Center - Oct 06 2014]
Proposed marijuana cultivation center in McHenr... [Published Northwest Herald - Oct 05 2014]
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