Illinois Department of Agriculture

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

Roots to Rooftop Tour showcases city’s urban gardening scene

When Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant says there are community gardening opportunities “everywhere” in Springfield, she’s not kidding. Thirteen gardens showcased the city’s burgeoning gardening scene Sunday afternoon during the second annual Roots to Rooftop Tour ... [Published State Journal-Register - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 3 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]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Greene County meat processor loses license for violations

The state revoked a Greene County meat processing plant’s license last week after citing it for repeated violations of the Illinois Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. The plant owners may appeal.Parks Locker Service of Greenfield was ordered to close after ... [Published Farm Week Now - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Rockford ramps up effort to remove ash trees

ROCKFORD — The city is ramping up efforts to remove trees infected by the destructive emerald ash borer. The metallic green beetle’s presence was confirmed within the city of Rockford by the Department of Agriculture in July 2011, but it takes about three ... [Published Rockford Register Star - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fairgrounds grandstand repairs likely not done by fair time

Repairs to the grandstand roof at the state fairgrounds will not be finished by the time the fair begins.“I suppose in a perfect world, everything would have been completed prior to the start of the fair,” said Illinois Department of Agriculture Spokesman ... [Published WSOY AM - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Aurora aldermen OK medical marijuana zoning rules

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:AURORA, Illinois — The second largest city in Illinois is getting ready for the medical marijuana industry with new zoning rules.Aldermen in Aurora unanimously approved the ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Aurora approves medical marijuana zoning rules

AURORA – Aldermen voted unanimously this week to approve new zoning rules that will affect future medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations in Aurora city limits.After being issued a state license, those wanting to sell or grow medical marijuana ... [Published The Beacon News - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Minor spending shift could help Illinois’ food industry

Incremental change doesn’t make headlines, but it can make a big difference over time.Cut out sweets from your diet, and over time, your waistline will shrink.Toss your pocket change into a coin jar, and over time, you’ll have saved hundreds of dolla ... [Published Saukvalley.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: You can make a difference

To the Editor:“If every household in Illinois dedicated just $10 of their weekly grocery budget towards Illinois Products – $47 million would be re-invested in the Illinois economy. That’s over $2.4 billion annually.”That's according to the Illinois Department ... [Published Kane County Chronicle - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Peoria leaders approve change to medical marijuana growery ordinance

at 10:25 PM CDTPEORIA, Ill -- The pathway for a medical marijuana facility in Peoria is being paved slowly.The city council tonight approved an amendment to a zoning ordinance related to cannabis cultivation centers. Peoria is one of several cities in ... [Published Central illinois News Center - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Corn and Soybean Crop Ahead of Schedule

Corn and soybean crops are proceeding way ahead of schedule, according to the latest data released Monday by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. 82 percent of the corn is silking which is way ahead of the 70 percent five year average. 81 percent of ... [Published WYZZ-TV - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Faces of Summer: Garden Prairie grower a lifelong farmers marketer

BELVIDERE — Mary Brubach’s Saturday mornings in the summer have been the same since as long as she can remember. Mary’s mother, Susie, ran Susie’s Garden Patch in Garden Prairie, and 31-year-old Mary said “for the past 27 or 28 years” they’ve been bringing ... [Published Rockford Register Star - Jul 21 2014]

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An administrative judge’s ruling took effect immediately and ordered Parks Locker Service to stop "any and all processing and sale of meat or poultry products." The judge issued the revocation order after hearing that IDOA meat and poultry inspectors found 136 violations between March 24 and June 17, and that...
"We've talked about other small towns that are interested in this," said Ryan Spain. "I think Peoria should go through a selection process and actually determine one company we should work with and support in the application process with the state."
The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the product that has been recalled was sold in 25-ounce bags labeled "Grand Champion Raber's Original Beef ... "
...The timing couldn't be better for GB Sciences because Illinois State "lawmakers have set final rules to allow medical marijuana in Illinois, opening the door for patients to apply for ID cards this fall and to start purchasing legal cannabis by next spring" as was reported in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, July 16...

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Roots to Rooftop Tour showcases city’s urban ga... [Published State Journal-Register - 2 hours ago]
Invasive beetle species on Fulton County’s door... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Jul 26 2014]
Man's Lifelong interest becomes bee business [Published STLtoday.com - Jul 26 2014]
• Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois [Published Burlington Hawk Eye - Jul 26 2014]
Greene County meat processor loses license for ... [Published Farm Week Now - Jul 26 2014]
Emerald ash borer found in Tazewell, Peoria cou... [Published Washington Times Reporter - Jul 26 2014]
INSECT INFESTATION: Ash borer confirmed in Taze... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Jul 26 2014]
Fairgrounds grandstand repairs likely not done ... [Published WSOY AM - Jul 25 2014]
New case of invasive emerald ash borer discover... [Published WSOY AM - Jul 25 2014]
Rockford ramps up effort to remove ash trees [Published Rockford Register Star - Jul 25 2014]
Inspectors shut down meat processing plant [Published Food Production Daily - Jul 25 2014]
Emerald ash borer beetle detected in Peoria and... [Published Central illinois News Center - Jul 25 2014]
Aurora aldermen OK medical marijuana zoning rules [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Jul 25 2014]
Minor spending shift could help Illinois’ food ... [Published Saukvalley.com - Jul 24 2014]
Aurora approves medical marijuana zoning rules [Published The Beacon News - Jul 23 2014]
Expo offers help for female entrepreneurs; stat... [Published Washington Times Reporter - Jul 23 2014]
Expo offers help for female entrepreneurs; stat... [Published East Peoria Times Courier - Jul 23 2014]
Letter: You can make a difference [Published Kane County Chronicle - Jul 23 2014]
Peoria leaders approve change to medical mariju... [Published Central illinois News Center - Jul 23 2014]
Corn and Soybean Crop Ahead of Schedule [Published WYZZ-TV - Jul 22 2014]
Faces of Summer: Garden Prairie grower a lifelo... [Published Rockford Register Star - Jul 21 2014]
IBA members reactivate state checkoff [Published AGRINews - Jul 21 2014]
Du Quion State Fair to showcase local food, wine [Published Southern Illinoisan - Jul 20 2014]
Peoria packer recalls beef jerky [Published KansasCity.com - Jul 19 2014]
Peoria packer recalls beef jerky [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Jul 19 2014]
Raber's Packing Company Recalling Beef Jerky [Published 1470 WMBD - Jul 19 2014]
Uninspected Raber's beef jerky recalled [Published Washington Times Reporter - Jul 19 2014]
Peoria Company Recalls Uninspected Food Product [Published WYZZ-TV - Jul 19 2014]
Aurora aims to pass medical marijuana rules [Published The Beacon News - Jul 19 2014]
Uninspected batch of Raber's Packing Co. beef j... [Published PJStar.com - Jul 18 2014]
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