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20 ILCS 205/205-15
(20 ILCS 205/205-15)
(was 20 ILCS 205/40.7 and 205/40.8)
(a) The Department has the power to encourage and promote, in every
the interests of agriculture, including horticulture, the livestock
industry, dairying, cheese making, poultry, bee keeping, forestry, the
production of wool, and all other allied industries. In furtherance of
the duties set forth in this Section, the Department may
funds and bank accounts in adequately protected financial institutions
to receive and disburse monies in connection with the conduct of food
shows, food expositions, trade shows, and other promotional activities and
at cost, to qualified applicants, signs designating farms that
owned for 100
150 years or more, or 200 years or more
by lineal or collateral descendants of the same family as
"Centennial Farms", "Sesquicentennial Farms", or "Bicentennial Farms" respectively. The
Department shall provide applications for the signs, which shall
required fee. "Centennial Farms",
"Sesquicentennial Farms", and "Bicentennial Farms"
signs shall not contain within their
picture, or other likeness of any elected public official or any appointed
(b) The Department has the power to promote improved
methods of conducting the several
industries described in subsection (a) with a view to increasing the
production and facilitating the
distribution thereof at the least cost.
(c) The Department may sell at cost, to qualified applicants, signs designating an agribusiness that has been operated for 100 years or more or more than 150 years or more as the same agribusiness. As used in this subsection (c), "agribusiness" means a business or businesses under the same name or ownership that are collectively associated with the production, processing, or distribution of agricultural products, or an organization that promotes the economic well-being and expansion of this State's agriculture industry. The Department shall provide applications for the signs, which shall be submitted with the required fee.
(Source: P.A. 99-823, eff. 1-1-17; 99-824, eff. 8-16-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-846, eff. 8-14-18.)