Illinois Department of Agriculture

Type: Organization
Name: Illinois Department of Agriculture
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 18 mins ago - 1 reports

Sheridan losing trees to the emerald ash borer

Sheridan's Streets Committee Chairman Jeff Wilhelm confirmed there are 31 ash trees on village property that have been infected by the emerald ash borer, with the possibility of an additional 17 possibly infected residential and cemetery trees.Scott Schiemer ... [Published InOttawa.com - 10 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Flider says fairground repairs are 'coming along'

SPRINGFIELD-- Whether it's the Illinois State Fairgrounds or your own house, deferring maintenance is a gamble.  The director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bob Flider, says plans for a new power infrastructure are coming together.“I think ... [Published WSOY AM - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois Crop Report UPDATE

Producers were busy last week with anhydrous applications while corn planting progressed slowly, according to a report from the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Corn planting is five percent complete but remained well behind the five year average of ... [Published WYZZ-TV - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Publisher to honor historic farms

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The publisher of an upcoming book honoring historic family-owned farms in Illinois says initial response to their publicity campaign has been overwhelming, despite the fact that a large number of farm owners still haven't heard about ... [Published Shelbyville Daily Union - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Commentary: Preserving, and promoting, Illinois’ farm industry

As farmers return to their fields and another growing season begins, Illinois agriculture has a lot to be proud of. Our farmers harvested a nation-leading soybean crop last year. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, production totaled ... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Agriculture: Weights and Measures bureau protects consumers

When purchasing a pound of ground beef or a gallon of gas, most of us would probably feel confident that we’re getting a pound or a gallon. This is the kind of consumer confidence that the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Weights and Measures ... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Agriculture: Farmers markets almost ready for 2014

A Downtown Springfield Inc. executive says the popularity of the Old Capitol Farmers Market is reflective of a national movement. Stability and a wide range of other activities, including cooking demonstrations using food purchased from vendors at the ... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

USDA boosting programs to grow new, beginning farmers

McFarland spoke last week during the national Start2Farm Together Conference at the Illinois Farm Bureau office, Bloomington. The meeting was coordinated by IFB, American Farm Bureau Federation, University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Department ... [Published Farm Week Now - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Farmer educators share resources, challenges of training new farmers

Last week educators representing 17 states attended a two-day Start2Farm Together Conference at the Illinois Farm Bureau office, Bloomington. National programs and resources were highlighted along with those from individual states.Educators brainstormed ... [Published Farm Week Now - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Lots of red tape and cash needed to be in marijuana biz in Illinois

Anyone interested in growing or selling medical marijuana in Illinois should be prepared for a daunting bureaucratic process and will need deep pockets.Hundreds of pages detailing the proposed administrative rules officially were published Friday by the ... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 3 reports

State ag: Concerns about Wenona hog farm to be addressed

WENONA — A state agriculture official says final plans for a controversial hog farm near Wenona are expected to address many of the concerns the public has about the operation.The Illinois Department of Agriculture held a public meeting Thursday night ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois Department of Agriculture Facing Possible Budget Cuts

, 11:37 PM CDTThe Illinois Department of Agriculture is facing devastating budgetcuts unless lawmakers extend the state's income tax increase.Without the extension, the Department of Agriculture would have to cut more than 25 percent of its general revenue ... [Published My Fox Illinois - Apr 17 2014]

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"We don't want any farm that wants to have their history included in the book to be left out because they didn't learn about the project" said IDOA Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farms Program Coordinator Delayne Reeves
"I applaud all four state agencies for their hard work in creating draft rules that form the basis for the best medical marijuana system in America" he said
"I have four kids of my own, said proposed site operator," Nicolas Rippel. "I take them to the farms with me all the time. They enjoy it. If I had any fear of odor or anything else like that, I wouldn't take my kids with me."

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Sheridan losing trees to the emerald ash borer [Published InOttawa.com - 10 hours ago]
Flider says fairground repairs are 'coming along' [Published WSOY AM - 13 hours ago]
Virus taking its toll on baby pigs, pork producers [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 23 2014]
Illinois Crop Report UPDATE [Published WYZZ-TV - Apr 23 2014]
Publisher to honor historic farms [Published Shelbyville Daily Union - Apr 22 2014]
Commentary: Preserving, and promoting, Illinois... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
Agriculture: Weights and Measures bureau protec... [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
Agriculture: Farmers markets almost ready for 2014 [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 21 2014]
USDA boosting programs to grow new, beginning f... [Published Farm Week Now - Apr 21 2014]
Farmer educators share resources, challenges of... [Published Farm Week Now - Apr 20 2014]
Proposed Rules for Compassionate Use of Medical... [Published Insurance News Net - Apr 19 2014]
Residents challenge hog proposal [Published PJStar.com - Apr 19 2014]
Lots of red tape and cash needed to be in marij... [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 19 2014]
PROPOSED RULES FOR COMPASSIONATE USE OF MEDICAL... [Published Illinois Department of Public Health - Apr 18 2014]
Proposed rules filed for medical marijuana pilo... [Published KFVS12 - Apr 18 2014]
Proposed Rules for Compassionate Use of Medical... [Published Illinois Department of Insurance - Apr 18 2014]
State ag: Concerns about Wenona hog farm to be ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 18 2014]
Officials hear public worries about Wenona hog ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 18 2014]
Residents share concerns of hog facility at sta... [Published Central illinois News Center - Apr 18 2014]
Livestock farmers worry bill could hinder ability [Published AGRINews - Apr 17 2014]
Illinois Department of Agriculture Facing Possi... [Published My Fox Illinois - Apr 17 2014]
Neighborhood fights proposal of large hog facility [Published Central illinois News Center - Apr 17 2014]
Dancing With the Devil: A Puppy Mill Retailer [Published Huffington Post - Apr 16 2014]
Sandwich farmers emphasize food safety [Published The Beacon News - Apr 16 2014]
Hog farm a danger to Sandy Creek [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 16 2014]
Neighbors take issue with hog facility plan Upd... [Published PJStar.com - Apr 16 2014]
Lostant woman rallying opposition to mega-hog farm [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 15 2014]
Illinois at forefront of 'soybean revolution' [Published Chicago Tribune - Apr 15 2014]
Early Corn Planting Underway in Illinois [Published WYZZ-TV - Apr 15 2014]
Rain, cold slow Illinois corn planting [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 14 2014]
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JACKSONVILLE, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today announced Larry Werries, former Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, will be the Watershed Coordinator for a new outreach program to farmers designed to reduce ...
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