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IDOA touts FFA growth & diversity

The deputy director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture says a line item in the state budget is helping more students than ever participate in FFA. Kristi Jones tells Brownfield… “In the FY ‘24 budget, Governor Pritzker dedicated dollars for any ag student to... Read More.

Census of Ag highlights Illinois agriculture’s diversity

Data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture highlights the diversity of Illinois agriculture.   Mark Schleusener, Illinois state statistician with USDA, says the state has some bragging rights… “Illinois is the number one state for soybean acres.”  He says, “We’ve got more than 33,000 growers growing... Read More.