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GRAMMY-WINNING BEST COUNTRY DUO DAN + SHAY TO HEADLINE GRANDSTAND STAGEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19709GRAMMY-WINNING BEST COUNTRY DUO DAN + SHAY TO HEADLINE GRANDSTAND STAGE2/14/2019 5:13:53 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – They just won their first Grammy, now country duo Dan + Shay are coming to play at the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Dan + Shay will perform Sunday, August 11 on the Grandstand stage.
FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED ON PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19705FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED ON PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS2/11/2019 9:42:58 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The 45-day First Notice public comment period on proposed industrial hemp regulations is now closed. That public comment period ended at close of business yesterday, February 11, 2019.
PENTATONIX RETURNS TO ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WITH SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL PLATTENhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19689PENTATONIX RETURNS TO ILLINOIS STATE FAIR WITH SPECIAL GUEST RACHEL PLATTEN2/7/2019 7:00:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling a capella group Pentatonix returns to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand stage! Pentatonix, with special guest Rachel Platten, will perform Wednesday, August 14 at the 2019 Illinois State Fair.
STATEMENT FROM IDOA DIRECTOR FOLLOWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS PUBLIC HEARINGhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19677STATEMENT FROM IDOA DIRECTOR FOLLOWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS PUBLIC HEARING2/5/2019 8:26:13 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Nearly 100 people attended a public hearing at the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today on proposed regulations for industrial hemp cultivation and processing. John M. Sullivan, Acting Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, released this statement regarding the hearing:
USDA MEASURING NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19669USDA MEASURING NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERS2/4/2019 7:11:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Farmers should expect a survey in the mail soon, as the United States Department of Agriculture works to measure nutrient management practices.
Meet the New Director of IL Dept. of Agriculture in New January Edition of Common Ground Newsletterhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19651Meet the New Director of IL Dept. of Agriculture in New January Edition of Common Ground Newsletter1/31/2019 4:04:13 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released another edition of Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment to view the January 2019 edition of Common Ground, which includes a note from the new IDOA Director and information to submit comments on proposed industrial hemp production and processing rules.
PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19642PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS1/25/2019 9:20:05 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – A public hearing is set for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, to gather comments on proposed rules for the regulation of industrial hemp production and processing. Those proposed rules were published December 28 in the Secretary of State’s Illinois Register, opening the 45-day First Notice public comment period, which ends at close of business on February 11.
PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP RULES PUBLISHED, 45-DAY COMMENT PERIOD OPENhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19558PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL HEMP RULES PUBLISHED, 45-DAY COMMENT PERIOD OPEN12/28/2018 3:19:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Proposed rules for the regulation of industrial hemp production and processing were published today in the Secretary of State’s Illinois Register.
December Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculturehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19547December Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculture12/20/2018 9:13:37 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released another edition of Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment to view the December 2018 edition of Common Ground, which includes an update on the status of proposed industrial hemp production and processing rules.
USDA TO MEASURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19525USDA TO MEASURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERS12/14/2018 4:37:43 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Farmers should expect a survey in the mail in early 2019, as the United States Department of Agriculture works to measure nutrient management practices.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19522DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE12/13/2018 7:47:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Each year, the Department of Agriculture holds a holiday luncheon to honor all employees and recognize a select few for their outstanding service. Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by their fellow employees.
November Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculturehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19411November Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculture11/19/2018 4:18:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released another edition of Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment below to view the November 2018 edition of Common Ground.
ILLINOIS FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COLISEUM NAMING CONTESThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19393ILLINOIS FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COLISEUM NAMING CONTEST11/13/2018 8:39:51 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Contest entries are now being accepted by the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation to rename the Coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The contest runs through December 14. The winner will be selected by the Fair Foundation and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) and announced in early January.
HOMEGROWN BY HEROES PROGRAM ASSISTS VETERANS IN AGRICULTUREhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19367HOMEGROWN BY HEROES PROGRAM ASSISTS VETERANS IN AGRICULTURE11/9/2018 3:44:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As we honor our state’s military veterans this Veterans Day, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) invites veterans and current active duty servicemembers to take part in the Homegrown By Heroes program. This program is ideal for veterans who are interested in a second career in our state’s number one industry, agriculture.
SPECIAL DEALS ON SALE NOW FOR 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19303SPECIAL DEALS ON SALE NOW FOR 2019 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR10/31/2018 2:29:41 PMOnly 280 days left until the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Special deals went on sale today, as part of the Illinois State Fair’s annual holiday promotional campaign.
October Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculturehttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19267October Edition of Common Ground from IL Dept. of Agriculture10/23/2018 4:40:55 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture released its October edition of Common Ground, a new monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open the attachment below to view the October 2018 edition of Common Ground.
IL Dept. of Agriculture Offers New Monthly Newsletterhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19188IL Dept. of Agriculture Offers New Monthly Newsletter9/27/2018 3:58:46 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture has a new tool to keep you connected to Illinois agriculture – Common Ground, a monthly e-newsletter from IDOA. Open attachment below to view the September 2018 edition of Common Ground.
ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS MONDAYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19189ILLINOIS GRAIN TOUR BEGINS MONDAY9/26/2018 7:34:30 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Beginning Monday, the Illinois Department of Agriculture will host more than 20 international buyers from four different countries in an effort to increase export sales for the Illinois grain industry. During the past five years, the Illinois Grain Tour has generated more than $205 million in sales of grain, oilseeds, DDGS, and equipment.
DESPITE RAINY START, 2018 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEARhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18181DESPITE RAINY START, 2018 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR9/21/2018 6:30:41 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Despite a rainy start, attendance on Family Night on Friday, August 24th, was up nearly 40 percent, propelling the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair toward another successful year.
SEPT. 16-22 IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEKhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=18167SEPT. 16-22 IS NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AND HEALTH WEEK9/17/2018 8:06:40 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – As another harvest season begins, the Illinois Department of Agriculture reminds all farm workers to stay safe, not only during harvest, but year-round.