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NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23077NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATS4/7/2021 4:40:18 PMFarmers who would like to run for a three-year-term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB), the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board (ISPOB), or the Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board (ISWMB) can now start circulating nomination petitions.
Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders Encourage Vaccinationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=23038Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders Encourage Vaccination3/31/2021 9:34:19 PMVARIOUS – As warmer weather returns and our nation’s agricultural communities gear up for summer events, the leaders of the agricultural departments in six Midwestern states released a video message today encouraging people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when they are eligible.
COMMUNITY GARDEN SEEKS GARDENERS FOR 2021 SEASONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22921COMMUNITY GARDEN SEEKS GARDENERS FOR 2021 SEASON3/10/2021 10:17:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is actively seeking individuals or families who are interested in starting their own garden to raise fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
IDOA OFFERING ONLINE PESTICIDE TESTING https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22849IDOA OFFERING ONLINE PESTICIDE TESTING 2/24/2021 9:24:49 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) in conjunction with the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is now offering the option to take pesticide applicator and operator exams online.
IDOA RELEASES 2020 HEMP HARVEST NUMBERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22843IDOA RELEASES 2020 HEMP HARVEST NUMBERS2/24/2021 3:54:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has released final harvest numbers from the 2020 hemp growing season. IDOA issued 802 Hemp Growers licenses for the 2020 season. Hemp farmers reported 2,734 acres planted resulting in 2,392 acres harvested. The 2020 numbers are down from 2019 just over 2,800 acres for total harvested crop.
IDOA and State Fire Marshal Reminds Farmers to Stay Safe While Working in Grain Binshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22828IDOA and State Fire Marshal Reminds Farmers to Stay Safe While Working in Grain Bins2/22/2021 3:23:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), along with the State Fire Marshal want Illinois farmers to set aside time to recognize Grain Bin Safety Week, February 21-27.
DICAMBA RULES IN EFFECT FOR 2021 GROWING SEASONhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22831DICAMBA RULES IN EFFECT FOR 2021 GROWING SEASON2/22/2021 8:43:30 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) released emergency administrative rules detailing additional restrictions for dicamba application on soybeans for the 2021 growing season.
Illinois Product Expo Goes Online for 2021https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22783Illinois Product Expo Goes Online for 20212/10/2021 6:06:21 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced the launch of Illinois Product Online Marketplace. This online platform provides consumers the opportunity to purchase Illinois products in place of the annual Illinois Product Expo, which was cancelled due to Covid-19. Now through March 3, 500 Illinois products from 55 vendors throughout the state will be available for purchase at www.IllinoisProductsOnline.com.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO HOST VIRTUAL HEMP SUMMIThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22761ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO HOST VIRTUAL HEMP SUMMIT2/4/2021 4:28:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host a virtual Hemp Summit Tuesday, February 23. The free online event will take place from 9 am to noon with presentations from growers, processors, university researchers, industry stakeholders and IDOA staff.
Kane Brown Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineuphttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=22730Kane Brown Added to the 2021 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Lineup1/28/2021 10:20:12 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair will welcome Kane Brown to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage Friday, August 13.
2021 Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=226682021 Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends 1/21/2021 5:01:36 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The second year of the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program ended with 768 applications requesting over 185,000 acres submitted to IDOA. The discount program opened the application period at 12:01am December 15 and saw the acreage limit met within its first 24-hours. In 2019, over 500 applications requesting over 133,000 acres were received. Consistent with last year’s program, qualified applicants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
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.