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Dicamba Training Offered

New Label requirements for dicamba use in 2018 require specific training on product use. If you have a private pesticide applicator license and plan to spray dicamba next year, you will need to complete this additional training prior to use and keep documentation of the training for your records. Commercial applicators are also required to… read more

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Dicamba: Where We’re At & Where We Go From Here

Dicamba. It’s been on the lips of farmers, scientists and consumers alike this year – and for good reason. Complaints of damage due to drift have piled up across the Midwest; the Illinois Department of Agriculture alone received hundreds of reports. But the dicamba issues that hit the farm belt this summer weren’t at all… read more

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#FARMERS WORK TO KEEP #WATER CLEAN

Farmers, ag organizations and agencies gathered Monday to watch as a woodchip bioreactor was installed on Todd VerHeecke’s farm in Geneseo. The bioreactor, which will scrub water of nutrients before it enters local waterways, is the first of its kind in Henry County. (KWQC)

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DICAMBA MISUSE COMPLAINTS IN ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is investigating 50 dicamba misuse complaints in the state, sending inspectors to areas where complaints have been made to report back to the governor with findings and suggestions. IFB’s Senior Director of Commodities Tamara Nelsen says there are no dicamba misuse complaints in Illinois to date, and says farmers may visit… read more

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Important Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Meeting

What does the NRLS mean for your farm? Find out Wed., June 24 at 10 a.m. in the Mini Expo Building on the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington. The meeting will provide key information for farmers and address best management practices specific to the Mackinaw River, Lake Bloomington & Lake Evergreen watersheds. The meeting is free… read more

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