SPRINGFIELD, 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. “We have had two... Read More.
S.T.A.R. is an exciting initiative developed by farmers and soil and water conservation professionals that offers farm operators and landowners a simple, free, and confidential tool to evaluate their conservation land management practices. The goal of S.T.A.R. is to encourage the continued adoption of... Read More.
The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the nomination of former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. “Illinois Farm Bureau congratulates former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on his recent nomination... Read More.
The mystery seeds that have been showing up in the mail from China and other countries are now being seen in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Agriculture released a statement Tuesday asking anyone who receives seeds they didn't order to contact them. People are... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, IL –The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) today released entry forms for the Junior Livestock Expo and Junior Horse Show taking place on the Illinois State and Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. The forms must be submitted via mail and are available on the IDOA... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Horse racing is returning to Illinois tracks in June. The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) worked with various stakeholders to bring patron free standardbred and thoroughbred racing back on tracks around the state while adhering to the social distancing guidelines. The move... Read More.
Due to the national COVID-19 pandemic, there is currently a shortage of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically “N95-rated” masks. The White County Farm Bureau is participating in “F.A.R.M. for Health” (Farmers and Ranchers Masks for Health). We are calling upon farmers, grain elevators,... Read More.
Director of Ag Named Illinois Governor Elect J. B. Pritzker announced a number of appointments this past week including naming the new Director of Agriculture. John Sullivan will serve as the new Director. Sullivan served as a state senator from 2003 to 2016 and as chair... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner proclaimed today National Agriculture Day in Illinois and encouraged Illinoisans to celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of the state. This is the 45th anniversary of National Ag Day and this year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” “As one... Read More.
Farmers and landowners wanting to learn more about changes to the 2018 Federal Crop Insurance Program, Farm Bill and other ag topics will get their chance during a winter crop seminar to be held Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Carmi. COUNTRY Financial®, Illinois Farm Bureau and... Read More.