IDOA SCHEDULES CLEAN SWEEP COLLECTION IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Program will safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides
Residents of Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle and Winnebago counties can dispose of unwanted agrichemicals for free this year through the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Pesticide Clean Sweep program.
THOUSAND CANKERS DISEASE AND THE WALNUT TWIG BEETLE
In response to the Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) threat, on February 1, 2012, the Governor
of the State of Illinois issued a proclamation which established a regulatory framework
to protect the walnut resource of the state. The proclamation restricts the movement
of certain regulated articles into or through Illinois and establishes a process by which
individuals and businesses can continue to move those articles without endangering the
state's walnut resource.SUMMER EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for qualified individuals who are interested in summer employment. Please download a copy of the summer application form. Completed form should be sent to Human Resource Office, IL Dept. of Agriculture, State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19281, Springfield, IL 62794-9281PROMOTE YOUR AGRIBUSINESS COMPANY
In an ongoing effort to promote the Illinois food and agribusiness industry within the global marketplace, The Illinois Department of Agriculture (DOA)'s Bureau of Marketing has launched various promotional services through several regional and national expositions, promotions, seminars, and industry tours. In addition, the DOA maintains foreign offices in Hong Kong and Mexico to assist Illinois companies overseas. Illinois is also a member of the twelve-state Food Export Association-Midwest. By utilizing this private, non-profit association, DOA is positioned to increase international exports in addition to the state-sponsored Food Export activities. For interested agribusiness owners, the full list of details may be found at www.agr.state.il.us/marketing/ILLINOIS EMERALD ASH BORER QUARANTINE EXPANDED
Quarantine now includes nearly 40 percent of the state The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has added all of 14 counties and part of two others to its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine. ARE YOU READY AG? Fire, flood, feed contamination, foot-and-mouth disease. Farm and ranch disasters can come without warning. Is your crop, livestock or poultry operation secure? Is it biosecure?
CENTENNIAL FARM AND SESQUICENTENNIAL FARM PROGRAMS These programs honor generations of farmers who have worked to maintain family farms in Illinois. Search though our database to see farms in Illinois or download a form to get your family farm registered.
HAY AND STRAW DIRECTORY The Illinois Department of Agriculture's Hay & Straw Directory is provided as a service to hay producers and buyers. This new interactive system will allow sellers to update their own listings in our continuing effort to include all Illinois hay producers who direct market their hay.
NURSERY PROGRAM NOW ON-LINE
The nursery program inspection staff of the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Environmental Programs inspects and certifies nearly 1,200 nurseries in Illinois each year.
NEW FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS GUIDE
As a leading resource and advocate for agriculture within the state of Illinois, we have developed a new website to enhance and promote businesses which produce, process, package or are headquartered in Illinois.