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Family Farm and Food Bytes
04/12/2021 @ 11:15 am

Grocery Stores' Pandemic Boon Is Over (CNN) – Last year, people were stockpiling food and essentials at stores and ordering a lot more groceries online. That was great news for America's biggest grocery chains, who now say the pandemic-time boom is over.

Farm Bureau Working on Urban Agriculture Statewide Policy
04/11/2021 @ 10:15 am

Cook County Farm Bureau® is in the process of drafting and reviewing a statewide policy supporting, defining, and recognizing urban agriculture. Urban agriculture generally refers to the cultivation, processing, and distribution of agricultural products in urban and suburban settings.

Farmers asked to Complete Survey on Potential to Food Bank Program
04/11/2021 @ 9:05 am

Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Specialty Growers, the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute, and Feeding Illinois are asking farmers to complete a brief online survey by April 30, 2021. The information will be used to assess the potential for a farm to food bank program.

Spring Lawn Prep & Garden Clean up Tips
04/10/2021 @ 9:05 am

Spring is upon us and with it comes outdoor cleanup of yards, lawns, and gardens, for the coming growing season. We asked award winning South Suburban Cook Master Gardener Help Desk for tips on getting started…here is what we learned.

Remap Effort Underway for Chicago's Wards
04/09/2021 @ 2:45 pm

In March, CHANGE Illinois, community and civic organizations, and good government advocates announced their support for a Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission. They contend that the Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission will help create a “people’s map.”

2021 CookFresh Community Urban Garden Grant Recipients
04/09/2021 @ 9:35 am

This Community Urban Garden is funded in part by a grant from; Cook County Farm Bureau® Commodities & Product Marketing Team.

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