Agrability Unlimited: 1-800-500-7325
Agrability Unlimited is an Extension program for disabled farm
people. The purpose of the program is to link farm people who
have any type of disability that could be caused by an accident,
disease or aging limitations to services that will enhance their
productivity. This program is primarily funded by USDA. Illinois
is currently one of 18 states who have received grants for this
program. In Illinois, it is a cooperative program with Easter
Seals Central Illinois. The funding for the program comes under
the Farm Bill.
A newsletter on this program and agriculture safety is now available.
The newsletter is on the Extension Agricultural Safety and Health
To be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, or if you
know of farm people who might benefit from the services of this
program please call the 800 number or Bob Aherin at 217-333-9417.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) Web Guide Helps
Producers Write CAFO Comments that are due July 30, 2001.
Iowa State University has developed this site to help livestock
producers voice their concerns over the Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) proposed rules for concentrated animal feeding
operations (CAFOs). The site gives references and page numbers
to find changes in the Federal Register. It also outlines questions
producers might consider in developing their comments. There are
links to the proposed CAFO rules, fact sheets and supporting documents.
Comments are due by July 30, 2001 and the earliest new regulations
may take effect is 2003.