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Deadline for IL farm infrastructure grant approaches

Time is running out for Illinois farmers to apply for funding aimed at strengthening the state’s food supply chain.  Raghela Scavuzzo, executive director of the Illinois Specialty Growers Association says the 6.3 million dollars from the Illinois Resilient Food System Infrastructure program is a... Read More.

Deadline for IL Local Food For Schools funding approaches

Funding is available to help increase access to local foods for students.  Raghela Scavuzzo, executive director of the Illinois Specialty Growers Association says $7.3 million is available to Illinois schools through the Local Food for Schools program. “We have barely tapped into that at this... Read More.

Crop insurance deadline looms

Farmers are preparing for the March 15th crop insurance deadline. Compeer Financial crop insurance officer Dan Kendall says projected new crop prices will be considerably lower compared to a year ago. “Last year for corn we had $5.91, this year we’re going to probably be... Read More.

Illinois Farmers for Soil Health program deadline nears

Illinois farmers have one last month to enroll cover crops that were planted last fall into the Farmers for Soil Health program. Illinois Soybean Association’s Production Committee Chair Brady Holst tells Brownfield the program incentivizes planting new cover crops over a three-year period. “Cover crops... Read More.