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Governor Pritzker Takes Additional Steps to Assist Farmers Hurt By Record Rainfall and Flooding https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20222Governor Pritzker Takes Additional Steps to Assist Farmers Hurt By Record Rainfall and Flooding 6/19/2019 6:11:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – With near-record flooding and a serious delay in the planting season, Governor JB Pritzker has convened appropriate members of his cabinet to ensure that Illinois farmers can access all available state resources, including pooling efforts and resources between the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
MEGADETH CANCELS CONCERT DATEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20212MEGADETH CANCELS CONCERT DATES6/17/2019 3:44:00 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Megadeth has cancelled most of their shows for 2019 due to a throat cancer diagnoses for front man Dave Mustaine. The heavy metal band, who was set to open the State Fair on August 9th provided this statement from Mustaine:
GRANDSTAND ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 DU QUOIN STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20213GRANDSTAND ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 DU QUOIN STATE FAIR6/17/2019 4:01:38 PMDu Quoin, IL – Just released the 2019 Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand lineup. This year’s lineup features several big country artists. Classic country artist Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise, while Shenandoah with Restless Heart and Confederate Railroad are secured as headliners.
Improvements Underway on Du Quoin Fairgroundshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20197Improvements Underway on Du Quoin Fairgrounds6/11/2019 9:37:24 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Du Quoin State Fair goers will have a smoother road to their favorite attractions this summer. Improvements are underway to re-surface main street and the loop on the fairgrounds.
IDOA EXTENDS APPLICATION DATE TO APPLY DICAMBA https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20193IDOA EXTENDS APPLICATION DATE TO APPLY DICAMBA 6/11/2019 6:45:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today it will extend the application date the herbicide dicamba can be applied on soybeans in Illinois for the 2019 growing season until July 15.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR LOWERS ADMISSION PRICEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20093ILLINOIS STATE FAIR LOWERS ADMISSION PRICES5/22/2019 2:01:24 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Kevin Gordon, Manager of the Illinois State Fair (ISF) in Springfield is pleased to announce that Sunday through Thursday daily admission prices have been lowered to $5 for adults during the 2019 State Fair—senior prices will remain at $3 and children 12 years of age and younger are free.
IDOA TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20053IDOA TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS5/14/2019 8:42:52 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is encouraging farmers and agrichemical facilities to save their empty agrichemical containers as they will once again be hosting free container recycling days throughout the State.
IDOA TO BEGIN GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20055IDOA TO BEGIN GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS5/14/2019 9:36:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – In April, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) held three public forums for residents about the upcoming Gypsy Moth spraying treatments.
THURSDAY KICKS OFF THE 12TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS FARMERS' MARKEThttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20012THURSDAY KICKS OFF THE 12TH ANNUAL ILLINOIS FARMERS' MARKET5/7/2019 3:53:17 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will once again host its weekly Illinois Products Farmers’ Market. The first market of the season will be held on Thursday, May 9th from 4 – 7 pm at The Shed on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ILLINOIS STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST RETURNShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20013DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? ILLINOIS STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST RETURNS5/7/2019 4:04:03 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Can you carry a tune? Are you known within your circle of friends for your karaoke skills? This year local talent will be showcased on the biggest stage at the Illinois State Fair. The State Fair Karaoke Contest will give one lucky fairgoer the opportunity to perform two songs on the Illinois State Fair Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage.
IDOA RECEIVES OVER 350 HEMP APPLICATIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19986IDOA RECEIVES OVER 350 HEMP APPLICATIONS5/1/2019 10:01:08 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30th, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced it would begin accepting applications for growers and processors of industrial hemp. Almost immediately, a steady flow of applications began coming in to the departments website with over 350 applications being received in the first two days. IDOA staff immediately began reviewing the applications—the first step in the approval process.
GOVERNOR PRITZKER AND IDOA ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP APPLICATIONShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19977GOVERNOR PRITZKER AND IDOA ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP APPLICATIONS4/30/2019 3:49:31 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is now accepting applications for both growers and processors of industrial hemp. The applications can be found on the IDOA website homepage or by clicking on the Plants tab and going to Industrial Hemp.
RECORD BREAKING TICKET SALES FOR 2019 ILLINIOS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19946RECORD BREAKING TICKET SALES FOR 2019 ILLINIOS STATE FAIR4/24/2019 4:26:09 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2019 Illinois State Fair Illinois Lottery Grandstand’s opening weekend of ticket sales for this year’s entertainment lineup smashed previous on sale records. $1.1 million in tickets were sold over this past Easter weekend.
Illinois State Inspected Establishment (M785IL) Schneider's Quality Meats Recalls Multiple Products due to Sodium Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limithttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19943Illinois State Inspected Establishment (M785IL) Schneider's Quality Meats Recalls Multiple Products due to Sodium Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limit4/23/2019 9:45:19 PMSpringfield, IL – Schneider’s Quality Meats., a Waterloo IL., establishment, (Monroe County) is recalling an undetermined amount of various cooked meat products produced exclusively for retail use due to sodium nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit, the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Meat and Poultry Inspection (BMPI) announced today.
MEGADETH ROUNDS OUT THE 2019 ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTAND STAGE LINEUPhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19890MEGADETH ROUNDS OUT THE 2019 ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTAND STAGE LINEUP4/4/2019 6:00:28 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Megadeth will open the Illinois State Fair by playing on Friday, August 9 on the Illinois Lottery Grandstand Stage. They have long been one of the most influential and respected acts of heavy metal music with 38 million albums sold (6 consecutive platinum) and 12 GRAMMY nominations.
NEW MANAGERS NAMED FOR THE ILLINOIS AND DU QUOIN STATE FAIRShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19886NEW MANAGERS NAMED FOR THE ILLINOIS AND DU QUOIN STATE FAIRS4/3/2019 9:12:32 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Acting Director of Agriculture John Sullivan has announced today the hiring of Kevin Gordon and Josh Gross to lead the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair, respectively.
BAD COMPANY TO HEADLINE THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTANDhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19843BAD COMPANY TO HEADLINE THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY GRANDSTAND3/28/2019 3:57:47 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – On Saturday, August 10, Bad Company will take the Illinois State Fair Illinois Lottery grandstand stage. Opening for them will be Foghat.
IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP GRANT PROPOSALShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19838IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP GRANT PROPOSALS3/27/2019 7:25:24 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL. – In an effort to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crop industry, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) plans to distribute more than $711,000 over a three-year period thanks to funding allocated in the Specialty Crop Block Grant program in the federal Farm Bill.
NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19839NOMINATING PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD SEATS3/27/2019 7:35:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Farmers 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.
OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED FOR GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=19834OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED FOR GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS3/27/2019 3:02:29 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture will hold three open houses to explain its most recent plan to treat parts of northern Illinois for the destructive gypsy moth.