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IDOA ANNOUNCES 2020 DICAMBA RESTRICTIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20708IDOA ANNOUNCES 2020 DICAMBA RESTRICTIONS10/11/2019 7:30:14 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for the herbicide dicamba.
TOUR SHOWCASES ILLINOIS DAIRY INDUSTRY TO FOREIGN BUYERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20691TOUR SHOWCASES ILLINOIS DAIRY INDUSTRY TO FOREIGN BUYERS10/9/2019 2:04:37 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) recently wrapped up its Industry Dairy Tour, which highlighted the state’s dairy industry to foreign market buyers. Twenty-two farmers and agribusiness owners from Mexico, Guatemala and Thailand took part in the three-day tour making stops in Highland, Greenville, Champaign, Mansfield and Naperville before the final stop in Chicago.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COLLECTS UNWANTED PESTICIDEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20677ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COLLECTS UNWANTED PESTICIDES10/4/2019 3:01:01 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) collected over 16,000 pounds of unwanted pesticides at their annual “Clean Sweep” unwanted pesticide collection event.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR SETS ALL-TIME REVENUE RECORD OF OVER $6.5 MILLIONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20615ILLINOIS STATE FAIR SETS ALL-TIME REVENUE RECORD OF OVER $6.5 MILLION9/19/2019 3:30:19 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – It’s official: the 2019 Illinois State Fair is the most successful in state history with over $6.5 million in estimated revenue. This year’s all-time record exceeds revenue brought in for the 2018 fair by approximately $750,000 and surpasses the previous record of $6.4 million set in 2013.
SEPTEMBER 15-21 IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEKhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20604SEPTEMBER 15-21 IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK9/13/2019 10:04:54 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As another harvest season begins, the Illinois Department of Agriculture reminds all farm workers to stay safe, especially during the upcoming and busy harvest season.
ATTENDANCE UP 23% AT 2019 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR, HIGHEST IN FOUR YEARShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20592ATTENDANCE UP 23% AT 2019 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR, HIGHEST IN FOUR YEARS9/10/2019 4:29:46 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Nearly 124,000 people attended the Du Quoin State Fair this year, up 23% from last year’s attendance of just over 100,000 people. The attendance is the highest in at least four years.
GRANDSTAND REVENUE AND TICKETS UP AT 2019 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20571GRANDSTAND REVENUE AND TICKETS UP AT 2019 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR 9/4/2019 4:45:43 PMDu Quoin, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair may have just ended, but it’s clear that the 2019 event was a major success.
All-Time Du Quoin Victory Leader Schrader Returns Saturdayhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20560All-Time Du Quoin Victory Leader Schrader Returns Saturday8/30/2019 2:46:07 PMDu Quoin, IL- The driver with the most main event wins on the Magic Mile of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds returns doing double duty this weekend as three-time ARCA Menard’s Southern Illinois 100 winner Ken Schrader is slated to pilot his own number 52 Ford in Saturday night’s 100-mile event.
71st Horn 100 Marks Du Quoin Swan Song for USAC Owner Hardy https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=2055771st Horn 100 Marks Du Quoin Swan Song for USAC Owner Hardy 8/29/2019 4:00:03 PMDu Quoin, IL- All good things eventually come to an end and one of the better things in USAC history has been the entry of Decatur, Illinois’ Dave Hardy. Hardy is one of the few entrants in the sport who can say he has been behind the efforts of a USAC Stock Car and a USAC Silver Crown championship dirt car.
ARCA, USAC, & Monster Trucks Set For Final Three Days Of Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20550ARCA, USAC, & Monster Trucks Set For Final Three Days Of Du Quoin State Fair8/28/2019 4:04:48 PMDu Quoin, IL- The final three days of the Du Quoin State Fair, in Du Quoin, IL, will be a little different this year but in a good way. First off, the ARCA Menards Series will be running under the lights on a Saturday night for the first time in race history.
ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS TUESDAYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20539ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS TUESDAY8/26/2019 6:08:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Beginning Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host more than 42 international buyers from three different countries in an effort to increase export sales for the Illinois grain industry.
INITIAL NUMBERS INDICATE HISTORICALLY SUCCESSFUL ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20524INITIAL NUMBERS INDICATE HISTORICALLY SUCCESSFUL ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/22/2019 9:45:14 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The numbers for this year’s Illinois State Fair continue to demonstrate a historically successful event. While records for both revenue and ticket sales were broken for the grandstand lineup, high marks from parking, attendance and vendors were also achieved.
GAMING TOURNAMENT SHOWCASED AT DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20526GAMING TOURNAMENT SHOWCASED AT DU QUOIN STATE FAIR8/23/2019 2:20:36 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Gamers rejoice! Fortnite is the number one game in the country with tournaments popping up all over. This year the Du Quoin State Fair will host one of those tournaments with players competing each day for prizes.
CALLING ALL KARAOKE SINGERS!https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20523CALLING ALL KARAOKE SINGERS!8/22/2019 6:05:55 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Can you carry a tune? Do your friends know you for your karaoke skills? You could be the star of the 2019 Du Quoin State Fair Karaoke Contest.
FORMER OLYMPIAN TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR STATE FAIR PARADEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20505FORMER OLYMPIAN TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR STATE FAIR PARADE8/20/2019 10:01:13 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Du Quoin State Fair Parade.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WRAPS UP AFTER SETTING RECORDS AT THE GRANDSTANDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20499ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WRAPS UP AFTER SETTING RECORDS AT THE GRANDSTAND8/19/2019 2:29:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Records are made to be broken and they were this year at the Illinois State Fair. The Grandstand set records in tickets sold and ticket revenue with acts like Dan + Shay, Snoop Dogg, Shinedown and Reba drawing the largest crowds.
SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20494SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/16/2019 10:18:38 PMSpringfield, IL – Sunday, August 18th is Family Day at the Illinois State Fair. With $5 adult admission prices and free entry for children 12 and under, everyone can enjoy the last day of the fair this year!
-MEDIA ADVISORY- PRIZES AND FAME TO BE HAD AT THE 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR CHILI COOKOFFhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20495-MEDIA ADVISORY- PRIZES AND FAME TO BE HAD AT THE 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR CHILI COOKOFF8/16/2019 10:21:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –Stop by The Shed Barn and Grill at the Illinois State Fair Sunday, August 18th to celebrate the much-anticipated Chili Cook-Off as contenders compete in categories featuring Red Chili, Chili Verde, Veggie Chili and HomeStyle Chili.
BETTENHAUSEN 100 POSTPONED AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20497BETTENHAUSEN 100 POSTPONED AT ILLINOIS STATE FAIR8/17/2019 4:45:15 PMSpringfield, IL-Steady morning rainfall has forced the postponement of Saturday afternoon’s racing program at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL.
THINGS TO SEE ON THE FINAL WEEKENDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20490THINGS TO SEE ON THE FINAL WEEKEND8/16/2019 8:03:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2019 Illinois State Fair ends Sunday, but don’t worry there’s still plenty of time to take in attractions that have been drawing in huge crowds. If this weekend will be your first trip out to the state fair this year don’t forget to stop by the Dairy Building and see this year’s butter cow. Equipped with tools and her very own hardhat, she’s ready to get to work on the theme of this year’s fair: Building Our Future.