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USDA Conducting 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Surveyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22568USDA Conducting 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey12/31/2020 6:20:25 PMSpringfield, IL. –The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey, beginning in January. First conducted in 2015, this Census of Agriculture special study will look at local and regional food systems and provide new data on how locally grown foods in the United States are marketed and sold. The results will be available in November 2021.
ONLINE ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM LAUNCHEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22569ONLINE ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM LAUNCHED1/4/2021 3:48:46 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Certified Grower Training is now available on the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) website.
ILLINOIS SOYBEAN MARKETING REFERENDUM SCHEDULEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22547ILLINOIS SOYBEAN MARKETING REFERENDUM SCHEDULED12/28/2020 4:24:22 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) Acting Director Jerry Costello II has set February 2, 2021 as the date for a referendum that proposes to amend the Illinois soybean marketing program.
IDOA ANNOUNCES DICAMBA DECISION FOR 2021 GROWING SEASON https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22533IDOA ANNOUNCES DICAMBA DECISION FOR 2021 GROWING SEASON 12/23/2020 7:33:52 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has registered the following Dicamba products for the use on soybeans for the 2021 growing season: XtendiMax with Vapor Grip Technology, Engenia Herbicide, and Tavium Plus Vapor Grip Technology.
Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders: Follow Public Health Guidelines to Keep Our Food Supply Chain Strong https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22516Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders: Follow Public Health Guidelines to Keep Our Food Supply Chain Strong 12/21/2020 9:40:52 PMVARIOUS – As consumers across the United States celebrate the winter holiday season, the leaders of the agricultural departments in seven Midwestern states released a video message today encouraging adherence to public health guidelines to help protect the nation’s essential agricultural workforce and keep food supply chains flowing.
Two Shows Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineuphttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22484Two Shows Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineup12/14/2020 10:16:36 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair is already adding two shows today to a stellar 2021 grandstand lineup.
2021 Illinois Conservation Cropping Virtual Seminars Scheduledhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=224832021 Illinois Conservation Cropping Virtual Seminars Scheduled12/14/2020 9:40:11 PMSpringfield, IL–Illinois’ annual Conservation Cropping Seminars will be held January 20, 28 and February 4, 2021 in three online virtual conference sessions, lasting two hours.
Application Period Opens Tomorrow for 2021 Cover Crop Programhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22478Application Period Opens Tomorrow for 2021 Cover Crop Program12/11/2020 11:01:20 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will open the second year of the Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program on December 15.
Illinois State Fair Introduces the Jumbo Passhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22471Illinois State Fair Introduces the Jumbo Pass12/10/2020 11:06:20 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL- The countdown to the 2021 Illinois State Fair is formally underway with fair officials announcing the start of the holiday promotional campaign starring the Mega Pass. A new Jumbo Pass will give fairgoers access to everything the Mega Pass has to offer, but with the added bonus of unlimited rides on a fan favorite, the Giant Slide.
Grandstand Lineup Set for the 2021 Du Quoin State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22472Grandstand Lineup Set for the 2021 Du Quoin State Fair12/11/2020 4:07:00 PMDu Quoin, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand lineup is set for 2021. In addition to the ARCA and USAC races, the grandstand will play host to eight performers and will feature something for everyone. Fairgoers who purchase grandstand tickets will receive a full refund if COVID-19 prevents the Du Quoin State Fair from being held.
Illinois Lottery Grandstand Acts Announced for 2021https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22473Illinois Lottery Grandstand Acts Announced for 202112/11/2020 4:02:06 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair is excited to announce seven confirmed Illinois Lottery Grandstand acts for 2021. This is the first time the Illinois State Fair has announced and gone on-sale with grandstand acts prior to the new year. This year’s lineup has something for everyone.
2021 CERTIFIED LIVESTOCK MANAGER ONLINE TRAINING AND WEBINARS ANNOUNCEDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=224652021 CERTIFIED LIVESTOCK MANAGER ONLINE TRAINING AND WEBINARS ANNOUNCED12/9/2020 9:35:54 PMSpringfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), along with the University of Illinois Extension Service, is hosting the Certified Livestock Manager Online Training and Webinars for 2021.
IDOA SET TO LAUNCH ANHYDROUS AMMONIA GROWER TRAININGhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22439IDOA SET TO LAUNCH ANHYDROUS AMMONIA GROWER TRAINING12/4/2020 9:27:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced a new anhydrous ammonia grower training platform available online January 1, 2021.
NEW RULES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 COVER CROP PREMIUM DISCOUNT PROGRAMhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22383NEW RULES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 COVER CROP PREMIUM DISCOUNT PROGRAM11/20/2020 10:12:13 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will open the second year of the Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program December 15th with a few new requirements.
Homegrown by Heroes Shines Light on Service Men and Women in Agriculturehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22326Homegrown by Heroes Shines Light on Service Men and Women in Agriculture11/10/2020 10:59:05 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is proud to relaunch a program aimed at highlighting our service men and women in agriculture. The Homegrown by Heroes program allows Illinois farmers, ranchers, fishermen and producers who have served or are still serving in any branch of the U.S. military to use a special logo on the agricultural products they sell to the public.
Illinois Department of Agriculture Awards Specialty Crop Grant Fundshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22259Illinois Department of Agriculture Awards Specialty Crop Grant Funds10/26/2020 3:54:27 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) received more than $591,000 through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Producer groups, trade associations, nonprofits and colleges and universities were eligible to apply for grant funds through the department.
Pritzker Administration Announces $5 Million Business Grant Program for Agriculture Businesseshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22163Pritzker Administration Announces $5 Million Business Grant Program for Agriculture Businesses10/1/2020 3:34:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today announced the availability of $5 million in business recovery funding for livestock producers and small meat and poultry plants suffering interruptions as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Department of Agriculture Highlights National Farm Safety and Health Week September 20-26https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22115Illinois Department of Agriculture Highlights National Farm Safety and Health Week September 20-269/22/2020 2:11:40 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.
COVER CROP PREMIUM DISCOUNT PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2020 https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22033COVER CROP PREMIUM DISCOUNT PROGRAM RETURNS FOR 2020 9/1/2020 5:39:07 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced the second year of the “Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program.” The program is applicable for acreage in Illinois planted to cover crops in the fall of 2020 that will be planted to an insurable crop in 2021. Eligible applicants receive a $5 per acre premium discount on the following year’s crop insurance invoice for every acre of cover crop enrolled and verified in the program.
A Statement from the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the mailing of unsolicited seeds:https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21870A Statement from the Illinois Department of Agriculture regarding the mailing of unsolicited seeds:7/28/2020 9:52:22 PM