Cook County Farm Bureau® submitted the following comments on Illinois Department of Agriculture’s proposed rules for the cultivation, storage and processing of industrial hemp.
Cook County Farm Bureau® sent the following letter to local farmers’ markets: Farmers’ markets have sprung up throughout Cook County, and many people are enjoying the opportunity to purchase and consume fresh, local produce. However, it’s come to our attention that there is confusion about organic certification and labeling.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. The Standard is the result of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which was approved in 2016.
Recipe reprinted with permission from member, Chef Marcia, Flossmoor, found in our 2018 Cookfresh Recipe Collection Brochure, available online at www.cookcfb.org/discover-local/recipes.
A new potential home invader looking for a spot to overwinter in Illinois homes this year is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) which has spread to many counties in Illinois.
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