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Latest Emerald Ash Borer Information

Buy Firewood Locally

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The firewood season is here. Firewood can be purchased from individuals, dealers or retail stores, or many people cut their own firewood. However, a new pest to the northern Illinois area should encourage persons using ash wood as firewood to use local sources as much as possible. The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in several communities in northeastern Illinois this summer and fall....

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USDA Expands EAB Quarantine in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service today announced the expansion of its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine to include the entire states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, more than doubling the previously quarantined area, which includes the entire lower peninsula of Michigan. The new quarantine becomes effective on Dec. 1 following the issuance of a fe...

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Durbin Meets with Secretary Johanns to Discuss EAB Funding

Posted by Ron Wolford -

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to discuss the need for increased funding to eradicate Emerald Ash Borer from the state. Durbin also addressed issues important to Illinois farmers, which are likely to be contained in the 2007 Farm Bill. Illinois...

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