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Know what to do before, during, and after a flooding event.
By now, specialty fruit and vegetable growers in Illinois should be aware of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule, which became effective in 2016. FDA will begin farm inspections this summer (2019) for farms selling over $500,000 in food
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This is our one-stop-shop for production resources, events calendars, and program registrations. Please look around and take advantage of all the resources available here. Contact your local Educator with any questions, concerns, or suggestions that can help us better reach out to the local food and small farm communities!