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December 2009

ILLINOIS FRUIT AND VEGETABLE GROWERS TO MEET WITH WHOLESALE BUYERS AT ILLINOIS SPECIALTY GROWERS CONFERENCE
Chicago Public Schools, Goodness Greeness, SYSCO and Whole Foods Market buyers set to "Meet the Growers"
(December 30, 2009)

November 2009

CERTIFIED LIVESTOCK MANAGER TRAINING WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
(November 24, 2009)

ILLINOIS FARMERS ADVISED TO USE PROPER GRAIN STORAGE PRACTICES
Cool, wet weather has increased the risk of mold development
(November 23, 2009)

IDOA TRADE MISSIONS AID ILLINOIS' LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY
Sales from events the past three months alone total nearly $500,000
(November 5, 2009)

ORAL HISTORY OF ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Features 300 hours of audio and video interviews with more than 130 people
(November 4, 2009)

October 2009

CONSERVATION IS KING
IDOA study finds Illinois farmers are switching from conventional tillage methods to practices that preserve soil and protect the environment
(October 28, 2009)

EAB RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE STATE
Day-long seminar will help municipalities and communities prepare for possible EAB outbreak
(October 27, 2009)

ILLINOIS AWARDED SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS
Funds will expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen state's specialty crop industry
(October 15, 2009)

JACKSONVILLE TO HOST ILLINOIS PRODUCTS SHOWCASE
Event will feature free food samples from 30 Illinois companies
(October 13, 2009)

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO LEAD REVERSE TRADE MISSION
32 international grain buyers scheduled to arrive Sunday for tour of the state's grain industry
(October 8, 2009)

ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET AND COMMUNITY GARDEN MEMBERS RECOGNIZED
(October 7, 2009)

ILLINOIS PUMPKINS ARE STILL NUMBER ONE
Pumpkin acreage grows into big business in Illinois
(October 2, 2009)

September 2009

TAIWAN DELEGATION SIGNS LETTERS OF INTENT TO PURCHASE ILLINOIS GRAIN
(September 30, 2009)

IROQUIS COUNTY COUPLE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON TERMS
(September 21, 2009)

ILLINOIS CROP PROGRESS & CONDITION 9/21/09
(September 21, 2009)

ILLINOIS DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE NAMES ROE STONE TO LADIES OF AGRICULTURE
(September 9, 2009)

GOVERNOR QUINN'S REQUEST FOR AGRICULTURAL DISASTER DECLARATION APPROVED
Declaration will assist farmers in 88 Illinois counties
(September 13, 2009)

IDOA LAUNCHES PILOT PROGRAM FOR GRAIN ELEVATORS
(September 10, 2009)

August 2009

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO ILLINOIS FISH FARMERS
(August 10, 2009)

July 2009

SPECIALTY CROP GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE
Program designed to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen the state's specialty crop industry
(June 27, 2009)

STATE COMMODITY BOARD ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED
(July 21, 2009)

June 2009

ILLINOIS HOSTS THE NATIONAL VETERINARY STOCKPILE AND MULTI-STATE PARTNERSHIP FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE LOGISTICS EXERCISE
Exercise included State, National and International partners
(June 30, 2009)

NEW GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS TO BEGIN IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS
New product contains pheromones that disrupt mating
(June 22, 2009)

MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE JOINT TASK FORCE ON BREEDERS AND PET STORES
First Public Meeting to be held Monday, June 22
(June 11, 2009)

CANDIDATES FOR THREE ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARDS ANNOUNCED
Elections to be held July 7
(June 10, 2009)

EMERALD ASH BORER INFESTATION FOUND IN NEW COUNTY
DeKalb County now known to harbor the pest
(June 4, 2009)

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO OFFER FREE RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR AGRICHEMICAL CONTAINERS
(June 2, 2009)

May 2009

CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION SCHEDULED
IDOA program will safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides in the Metro East

(May 27, 2009)

CHICAGO STUDENTS PLANT COMMUNITY GARDEN, LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL AGRICULTURE
"Plant a Garden, Grow and Opportunity" Raises Urban Awareness about Agriculture

(May 26, 2009)

IDOA:  PLEASE DON'T DISTURB THE PURPLE TRAPS
Box kite-looking devices to aid department's search for the destructive emerald ash borer

(May 15, 2009)

CHICAGO TRADE SHOW REPRESENTS WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY FOR ILLINOIS FOOD COMPANIES
National Restaurant Association Show to bring food buyers from 102 countries to McCormick Place May 16-19

(May 14, 2009)

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO BEGIN GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS
Applications scheduled in LaSalle, Lee, Ogle and Stephenson counties

(May 13, 2009)

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MAKES POSSIBLE SUMMER CONSTRUCTION OF SOIL CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Partners for Conservation Fund Program offers incentive of up to $160 an acre for planting of temporary cover
(May 5, 2009)

April 2009

INFORMATION ABOUT H1N1 FLU:
(April 29, 2009)

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY ~ DIVERSIFY THE CANOPY
(April 27, 2009)

GOVERNOR QUINN PROCLAIMS COMMUNITY GARDEN WEEK IN ILLINOIS
(April 14, 2009)

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS 2009 GYPSY MOTH TREATMENT PROGRAM
(April 9, 2009)

ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARDS TO ELECT NEW MEMBERS
Prospective candidates urged to start passing nominating petitions

(April 9, 2009)

March 2009

NEW ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY VIDEO AVAILABLE
(March 25, 2009)

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ASSISTS FARMERS MARKETS
More than $200,000 in federal funds being distributed to promote the availability of Illinois-grown produce
(March 25, 2009)

FARMERS' MARKETS PREPARE FOR 2009 SEASON
Series of vendor workshops to be held across the state

(March 23, 2009)

CERTIFIED GROWERS AND HANDLERS OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS ELIGIBLE FOR COST-SHARE ASSISTANCE
(March 19, 2009)

IDOA SALUTES WOMEN FARMERS ON NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY
Census of Agriculture finds one of every ten Illinois farms now run by a woman
(March 17, 2009)

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO PLANT COMMUNITY GARDEN
Garden will be open to the public and located on Illinois State Fairgrounds
(March 10, 2009)

LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM HAS $30B ECONOMIC STIMULUS POTENTIAL FOR ILLINOIS ECONOMY
Report of Statewide Task Force Reveals Economic Potential of local farm, food, and jobs system
Legislation filed to advance work to put Illinois-grown food on Illinois tables

(March 4, 2009)

COUNTY ESTIMATES FOR 2008 NOW AVAILABLE
(March 3, 2009)

February 2009

ILLINOIS PRODUCTS EXPO TO FEATURE HOMEMADE FOODS AND WINES
11th annual event scheduled March 7-8 at Illinois State Fairgrounds
(February 25, 2009)

NATIONAL MARKETING OPPORTUNITY FOR ILLINOIS FOOD COMPANIES
American Culinary Federation Conference coming to Chicago area (February 05, 2009)

USDA SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETING ON TRUST PROVISIONS OF THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT
(February 05, 2009)

January 2009

IROQUOIS COUNTY COUPLE INDICTED
Alleged $5 Million Fraud
(January 29, 2009)

SPRINGFIELD LASSOS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FINALS RODEO
"The World's Largest Rodeo" to return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 2012-13
(January 24, 2009)

CANDIDATES FOR ILLINOIS COMMODITY BOARDS TO BEGIN PASSING NOMINATING PETITIONS SOON
(January 07, 2009)

 

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