Tag Archives: #illinois farming

How to run & attend an Illinois farmer’s market during COVID-19

The Illinois Farmers Market Association COVID-19 Toolkit lays out official guidelines. Farmers Markets hold a special place in a community’s fabric, typically bringing people together around food, fun, and neighbors. During the unprecedented time Illinois…

Important news & resources farmers should know about

COVID-19 has encouraged swift action and partnerships across the state, here is a list of the latest resources farmers should know about. But first … some GOOD NEWS! LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS INCLUDED IN $9.5 BILLION…

Even when we’re apart, we can act together

You may not feel like a hero stuck at home – but you are! sheltering in place in the coming weeks will be what keeps the virus from spreading faster and overwhelming hospitals. You’re not alone. The…

Bringing the Next Generation of Farmers Back Home

Across the midwest farms are facing the challenge of how to keep the next generation on the farm; regenerative agriculture may be the answer. Growing up, Frank Rademacher watched dad run the family hardware store…

2020 Legislative Priorities for Spring Session

Over the past year the Alliance has been listening to our stewards’ issues and working on solutions. Our 2020 legislative priorities pave the way for resilient local food systems that support family farms, protect soil…

Online Sales Could Help Grow Illinois Farm Businesses, New Legislation to Pave Way

These days, it’s hard to imagine not being able to sell  products online. But that’s exactly the hurdle Libby and Derek Ervin of Glacier’s End Farm face.  Illinois’ Cottage Food Law limits sales for producers,…

Illinois Over 200 Years from Reaching Nutrient Pollution Reduction Goals

Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture Groups Respond to IEPA Agriculture Pollution Report SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Conservation and sustainable agriculture organizations working to reduce nutrient pollution in Illinois waterways have issued the following joint statement in response…