The Department of Agriculture oversees the state's horse racing programs and encourage the breeding, racing and ownership of quality horses in Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture works to protect plants and crops from harmful insects and diseases.
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The Illinois Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare is responsible for detection and eradication of certain animal diseases.
When it comes to pumpkin production, Illinois smashes the competition. Illinois farmers grow more ornamental and canning-type pumpkins than any other state.
Illinois ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of farmers markets.
A pesticide license is required of everyone applying Restricted Use pesticides or anyone applying General or Restricted Use pesticides in the course of employment.
All livestock entering Illinois, and consignments to Illinois auction markets, federally approved markets, and recognized slaughtering establishments shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and/or permit. Illinois no longer accepts the APHIS 7001 form.
Find out who the winners are in any one of the hundreds of competitions going on during the fair. From grand champion livestock to husband caller, winners are posted almost immediately after judging.