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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.

Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources – S.T.A.R.

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.

Director of Agriculture Named

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.

Agriculture topic seminar coming to Carmi January 30

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.