Illinois Department of Agriculture

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Name: Illinois Department of Agriculture
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

The Politics of Pot

GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says the process to become a medical marijuana grower or seller is rigged to benefit the politically connected. Is it? Paris Schutz takes a closer look.Bruce Rauner has one message for Governor Pat Quinn.“Governor, ... [Published WTTW-TV - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Medical Marijuana Business Looks to Build Facility in Rock Island

The business Green Thumb Industries met with Rock Island leaders about its potential business plan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.The city of Rock Island sold the land to GTI in July of this year . GTI wants to build a 30,000 to 50,000 square foot medical ... [Published WQAD - 8 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

2 marijuana labs to submit proposals to City Council

JOLIET – The City Council will consider annexing and issuing special use permits for two separate medical marijuana growing facilities when it meets Tuesday night.Representatives from two companies outlined their proposals at Monday’s pre-council ses ... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - 21 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Ask The Times: Marijuana businesses

Q. When can medical marijuana businesses begin applying for licenses in Illinois?A. Right now. The Illinois Department of Agriculture began accepting applications for both marijuana farms and dispensaries on Sept. 8 and will continue through Monday, Sept. ... [Published InOttawa.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Ammonia training seminars scheduled next week

Starting next week, there are many opportunities throughout the state to attend anhydrous ammonia safety training and special workshops on proper installation and maintenance of ammonia toolbar equipment.  The ammonia safety schools run from 9:00 to Noon ... [Published Farm Week Now - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Dog business involved in pet's death cited by state

BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington pet care business allegedly involved in the death of a dog that was the focus of a two-month search has been cited by the state for violation of state kennel laws.Purrfect Petcare was cited for operating a boarding kennel without ... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Update

Growing degree days since April 1: 3125 GDD at Springfield (Average (11 year average 3040) (From the Illinois State Water Survey Degree-Day Calculator)4 inch soil temp: 65.7°F (10 am 4-inch soil temperature under bare soil) (From the Illinois State Water ... [Published Farms.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

DeKalb, Sycamore plan to cut down trees

DeKALB – Within the next month, DeKalb contractors will remove 40 ash trees infected by the emerald ash borer beetle, while leaders plan to remove almost 150 trees in Sycamore throughout the fall.DeKalb this year treated about 650 of the 900 white, green ... [Published Daily Chronicle - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Will County plan for marijuana crop criticized

An old corncrib stands against the blue sky in rural Will County, testament to the decades of harvest on this Wilton Township farm. But if a proposal by White Oak Growers is successful in gaining one of 21 licenses to be issued by the Illinois Department ... [Published Chicago Tribune - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Sand pipeline gets go ahead

A proposed sand pipeline, medical marijuana farm and nanobrewery all received nods Tuesday from the La Salle County Board.Special permits for each were approved after receiving recommendations from the county's zoning board of appeals.The sand pipeline ... [Published InOttawa.com - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Industry eyes watching need for temporary grain storage

Farmers, grain elevator operators and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) officials know a large crop looms this fall. Although anticipated, the state’s grain industry hasn’t deluged IDOA’s warehouse bureau with requests for temporary storage.“Only ... [Published Farm Week Now - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 2 reports

Leaders in Illinois agriculture honored

A journalist, the first female director of Illinois' Department of Agriculture and two others are being honored by the Alumni Association of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation.Click to Continue » ... [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Sep 02 2014]

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...Candidate Bruce Rauner’s campaign said that “22 licenses will be issued by the Illinois Department of Agriculture for ‘cultivation centers. "” GTI is applying to be one of those 22 centers in the state."
"There's a host of reasons that I am not at liberty to discuss," Hortenstine said. "My client simply chose not to seek a license in District 12."
"Alexian Brothers Health System believes that a complex issue such as this requires a great deal of evaluation and consideration and does not intend to be a recipient of any donated funds from these programs" a statement reads in part
Mathis "admitted illegally boarding dogs for a little while but said that service is no longer offered" he said. Follow-up visits are planned by the state, he added

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The Politics of Pot [Published WTTW-TV - 3 hours ago]
Medical Marijuana Business Looks to Build Facil... [Published WQAD - 8 hours ago]
2 marijuana labs to submit proposals to City Co... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - 21 hours ago]
Ask The Times: Marijuana businesses [Published InOttawa.com - Sep 16 2014]
Local group starting med marijuana biz [Published Effingham Daily News - Sep 15 2014]
Marijuana business costly to get started [Published Southern Illinoisan - Sep 14 2014]
Alexian Brothers says no to medical pot firms' ... [Published Chicago Daily Herald - Sep 13 2014]
Ammonia training seminars scheduled next week [Published Farm Week Now - Sep 13 2014]
Dog business involved in pet's death cited by s... [Published Pantagraph.com - Sep 13 2014]
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Update [Published Farms.com - Sep 12 2014]
Marc Miller: Fracking rules create jobs, protec... [Published Harrisburg Daily Register - Sep 12 2014]
DeKalb, Sycamore plan to cut down trees [Published Daily Chronicle - Sep 12 2014]
Will County plan for marijuana crop criticized [Published Chicago Tribune - Sep 12 2014]
Industry eyes watching need for temporary grain... [Published Farm Week Now - Sep 10 2014]
Sand pipeline gets go ahead [Published InOttawa.com - Sep 10 2014]
MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENT AND CAREGIVER APPLICAT... [Published Illinois Department of Public Health - Sep 10 2014]
McHenry approves agreement with marijuana culti... [Published Northwest Herald - Sep 09 2014]
Corn Harvest Behind Schedule but Crops in Good ... [Published WYZZ-TV - Sep 09 2014]
Village of Westmont continues emerald ash borer... [Published MySuburbanLife.com - Sep 05 2014]
Illinois Dept. of Agriculture sends third lette... [Published PJStar.com - Sep 05 2014]
Six Illinois counties receive disaster declarat... [Published WSOY AM - Sep 04 2014]
Fulton County OKs marijuana zoning certificate [Published PJStar.com - Sep 03 2014]
Resident continues with plans for medical marij... [Published Taft Midway Driller - Sep 03 2014]
Illinois Corn and Soybeans Remain in Good Shape [Published WYZZ-TV - Sep 03 2014]
STATE’S MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENT AND CAREGIVER ... [Published Noodls - Sep 02 2014]
Leaders in Illinois agriculture honored [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - Sep 02 2014]
Leaders in Illinois agriculture honored [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 02 2014]
Cary seeks public input on allowing backyard ch... [Published Northwest Herald - Aug 31 2014]
IDNR sends third letter about hog facility plan [Published PJStar.com - Aug 30 2014]
Longevity is trademark for farming award winners [Published AGRINews - Aug 29 2014]
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