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A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

Illinois Department of Agriculture

17 year Cicada

Rare Cicada Double Brood Event

This spring, 13-year and 17-year cicada broods will emerge, an event last seen in 1803.

 Planting Season

Plants & Pesticides

The Illinois Department of Agriculture works to protect plants and crops from harmful insects and diseases.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

The Department of Agriculture oversees the state's horse racing programs and encourage the breeding, racing and ownership of quality horses in Illinois.

Animal Health and Welfare

Animal Health and Welfare

The Illinois Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare is responsible for detection and eradication of certain animal diseases.

Illinois State Fair, August 8-18, 2024 is a 166 year tradition with 8700 competitve events and on 366 acres and 4 days of harness racing

Illinois State Fair

August 8 - 18, 2024 Click for more info.

 Peaches in Illinois

Farmers Markets

​Illinois ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of farmers markets.

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