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IDOA CONTINUES EMERGENCY RULE TO PROTECT POULTRY FROM HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZAhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24932IDOA CONTINUES EMERGENCY RULE TO PROTECT POULTRY FROM HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA5/20/2022 2:05:08 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today that it will continue to enforce emergency rules prohibiting the sale or exhibiting of poultry and poultry products at swap meets, exhibitions, flea markets, and auction markets in Illinois to prevent the spread of avian influenza.
Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues First Pre-Construction Permits to Social Equity Craft Grow Licensees https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24922Illinois Department of Agriculture Issues First Pre-Construction Permits to Social Equity Craft Grow Licensees 5/18/2022 7:12:45 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today issued the first pre-construction permits to social equity licensees established under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which clears the way for the businesses to begin construction.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, MAY 19 AT 10 A.M. FOR 2022 PEPSI MID AMERICA RIVER RADIO GRANDSTAND CONCERT SERIEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24924TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, MAY 19 AT 10 A.M. FOR 2022 PEPSI MID AMERICA RIVER RADIO GRANDSTAND CONCERT SERIES5/18/2022 8:02:53 PMDU QUOIN, IL – Excitement is building for the 100th anniversary of the Du Quoin State Fair. Tickets for the highly anticipated Pepsi Mid America River Radio Grandstand concert series go on sale Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Du Quoin Grandstand box office and on Ticketmaster at Noon.
15th ANNUAL ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS' MARKET BEGINS MAY 19TH WITH FAIR FUN & FOOD FROM THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=2491415th ANNUAL ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS' MARKET BEGINS MAY 19TH WITH FAIR FUN & FOOD FROM THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR5/17/2022 5:11:07 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) Illinois Products Farmers’ Market will open for the season with "Fair Food & Fun” on Thursday, May 19 from 3:30 –7 pm at “The Shed” on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24881IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS5/11/2022 6:47:35 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – Residents of ten Illinois counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) agricultural pesticide “Clean Sweep” program.
FARMER MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES HIGHLIGHTED DURING MENTAL HEALTH MONTHhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24875FARMER MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVES HIGHLIGHTED DURING MENTAL HEALTH MONTH5/10/2022 2:45:56 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – May is Mental Health Awareness month and also coincides with the spring planting season. Spring and fall are often the most stressful times for farmers and this year is no exception. The late start to spring has left many Illinois farmers scrambling to get their crops in the ground, causing stress to many in our rural communities.
DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GRANDSTAND LINEUPhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24867DU QUOIN STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GRANDSTAND LINEUP5/9/2022 2:25:37 PMDu Quoin, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair is excited to announce six acts scheduled to perform at the Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand. In addition to the Harness Racing, the ARCA and USAC races, the grandstand will play host to everything from country to hip hop to the largest selling comedy recording-artist. Fairgoers can start planning their trip to the 100th anniversary of the Du Quoin State Fair when tickets go on sale May 19.
Tickets on sale Saturday, May 7 at 10am for Willie Nelson & Familyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24856Tickets on sale Saturday, May 7 at 10am for Willie Nelson & Family5/5/2022 6:38:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL –Tickets for the highly anticipated Willie Nelson & Family go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. on the Ticketmaster website. Fairgoers are reminded that Ticketmaster is the only authorized ticket broker for the Illinois State Fair. All other websites and offers may be fraudulent and buyers should beware.
Willie Nelson & Family to Headline the Grandstand on Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24840Willie Nelson & Family to Headline the Grandstand on Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair5/3/2022 2:13:31 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – We are 100 days away from the start of the Illinois State Fair and to celebrate, the Illinois State Fair announced today that Willie Nelson & Family will headline the Illinois Lottery Grandstand on Tuesday, August 16. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, May 7.
DU QUOIN STATE FAIR CELEBRATES A CENTURY BY PLANTING 100 TREEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24807DU QUOIN STATE FAIR CELEBRATES A CENTURY BY PLANTING 100 TREES4/22/2022 3:04:14 PMDU QUOIN, IL – The Du Quoin State Fair will celebrate 100 years when it kicks off August 26, 2022. To mark the century milestone, a project to plant 100 trees on the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds was completed fittingly today on Earth Day. Different varieties of trees were chosen to be planted including the state tree of Illinois, the White Oak.
ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD REFERENDUM PASSEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24805ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD REFERENDUM PASSES4/21/2022 9:13:17 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL– Illinois corn producers overwhelmingly approved an increase in the check-off rate they pay when marketing their grain. By a vote of 1078 to 141, they passed a referendum March 29 to raise the rate by 1/4 cent per bushel.
IDOA ANNOUNCES PERMANENT DICAMBA RULEShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24763IDOA ANNOUNCES PERMANENT DICAMBA RULES4/12/2022 6:55:42 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today permanent state-specific restrictions for dicamba use on soybeans.
IDOA TAKES AN ADDITIONAL STEP TO PROTECT POULTRY FLOCKShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24727IDOA TAKES AN ADDITIONAL STEP TO PROTECT POULTRY FLOCKS4/5/2022 9:01:36 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today that it has filed emergency rules prohibiting the sale or exhibiting of poultry and poultry products at swap meets, exhibitions, flea markets, and auction markets in Illinois to prevent the spread of avian influenza.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AMENDS Lymantria dispar QUARANTINEhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24661ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AMENDS Lymantria dispar QUARANTINE3/22/2022 3:00:36 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced two additional northern Illinois counties will be placed under quarantine to control the spread of Lymantria dispar, the destructive pest historically known as “gypsy moth” that destroys trees and shrubs.
IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROPOSALShttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24631IDOA NOW ACCEPTING SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROPOSALS3/15/2022 8:10:00 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 $586,000 over a three-year period thanks to funding allocated in the Specialty Crop Block Grant program in the federal Farm Bill.
AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN ILLINOIS BACKYARD POULTRYhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24618AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN ILLINOIS BACKYARD POULTRY3/12/2022 8:40:11 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Mclean County, Illinois.
Tickets on sale FRIDAY for 2022 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Concert Serieshttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24598Tickets on sale FRIDAY for 2022 Illinois Lottery Grandstand Concert Series3/9/2022 9:57:57 PM SPRINGFIELD, IL – Excitement is building for the 2022 Illinois State Fair. Tickets for the highly anticipated Illinois Lottery Grandstand concert series go on sale Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the Ticketmaster website. Seven concerts have been announced with a lineup that features everything from country legends and historic rockers.
THREE WILD GEESE IN ILLINOIS TEST POSTIVE FOR AVIAN FLUhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24610THREE WILD GEESE IN ILLINOIS TEST POSTIVE FOR AVIAN FLU3/10/2022 8:24:32 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL.- The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), received notice from USDA Wildlife Services of the first confirmed highly pathogenic Eurasian H5 Avian Influenza (Avian Flu) in a wild bird in Illinois for 2022. Three Canada geese, located in Will County were submitted for sampling on March 2, 2022. The findings were confirmed by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory on March 10.
Global Recording Artist Demi Lovato Added to 2022 Illinois State Fairhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24594Global Recording Artist Demi Lovato Added to 2022 Illinois State Fair3/9/2022 4:40:50 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair is proud to announce Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer, actor, producer and New York Times best-selling author Demi Lovato has been added to the Illinois Lottery Grandstand concert series at the 2022 Illinois State Fair.
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GRANDSTAND LINEUPhttps://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=24558ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED GRANDSTAND LINEUP3/1/2022 3:50:41 PMSPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Fair is excited to announce the first six acts scheduled to perform on the Illinois Lottery Grandstand stage during the upcoming 2022 Illinois State Fair.