SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – Farmers who would like to run for a three-year-term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB), the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board (ISPOB), or the Illinois Sheep and Wool Marketing Board (ISWMB) can now start circulating nomination petitions, according to information provided.

Petitions are available through the commodity organizations and at the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield. The deadline to complete and return these petitions is May 15th for the Corn Marketing Board and Soybean Program Operating Board candidates and May 31 for the Sheep and Wool Marketing Board candidates.

To be eligible, each candidate must be at least 18 years old, have produced and marketed the pertinent commodity during 2020, reside in the district to be represented, and have submitted a valid petition by the filing deadline.

Elections for all three boards will be on July 6, 2021. For more information, call the Illinois Department of Agriculture at (217) 524-1083 or visit our website at http://www.agr.state.il.us/.

A list of counties holding commodity elections are as follows:


District Counties in District

District 2 Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago

District 5 Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston

District 8 Cass, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell

District 11 Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Shelby

District 14 Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington


District Counties in District

District 2 Cook, Du Page, Kane, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry, Will

District 10 Christian, DeWitt, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby

District 11 Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Piatt

District 14 Clark, Cumberland, Crawford, Effingham, Jasper

District 16 Clay, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, White

District 17 Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington


District Counties in District

District 2 Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Grundy,

Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall, Livingston, Piatt, Vermilion, Will

District 5 Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan, Pike,

Schuyler, Scott

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