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PEORIA COMPANY RECALLS UNINSPECTED FOOD PRODUCT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.- Raber's Packing Company of Peoria is recalling 21 pounds of its beef jerky because the product was uninspected.  Under state and federal regulations, meat products produced without the benefit of inspection are considered unfit for human consumption and are required to be recalled.   The product subject to the recall was sold in 25

CANDIDATES FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARD ELECTIONS ANNOUNCED

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Agriculture today announced the candidates for three state commodity boards.  Producers will vote July 8 to determine members of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board, the Sheep and Wool Marketing Board. Anyone who produces and markets the commodity that each board represents is

ILLINOIS HOUSEHOLDS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE “BUY ILLINOIS PLEDGE”

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is challenging residents to devote a small portion of their food budget to Illinois-made products.  If every Illinois household dedicated just $10 of its existing, weekly grocery budget towards the purchase of Illinois food products, the department concludes more than $2.4 billion a year would be

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SCHEDULES GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS

Applications to be made in Boone, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Agriculture intends to treat about 38,000 acres at nine sites in northern Illinois next week for the destructive gypsy moth.    Infested sites will receive an application of pheromone, a sexual attractant

ILLINOISANS TO COMPETE IN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK COMPETITION

The Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging Team, which honed its skills at the Illinois State Fair, advances to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The crowd erupted in cheers seconds after the Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging Team was announced as the 2014 champions of the National 4-H Livestock Judging Competition in Louisville,

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to save their empty agrichemical containers.  The department announced today it has arranged to recycle them. Beginning in late July, sites throughout the state will collect the containers and recycle them into small plastic chips that will be used to make shipping pallets, fence

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