Illinois crop progess remains strong
Illinois crops remain strong according to the USDA Crop Progress report
Illinois voter registration goes electronic
Illinois now offers an electronic, paperless voter registration.
WIU School of Ag breaks ground for greenhouse
The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's greenhouse project is moving forward and is expected to be completed in October.
Aboveground fuel storage tank rules changed
New rules about on-farm fuel storage tanks have been revised, according to IFB's Lauren Lurkins.
Illinois taps into renewable energy sources
Renewable energy provides power and jobs in Illinois.
Forage quality key to feed efficiency, milk production
Tony Snow a dairy producer from Mulberry Grove hosted the Illinois Forage Expo.
House passes Highway Trust Fund extension
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a temporary fix for the Highway Trust Fund.
IFB plans "waters of the U.S." sessions statewide
Illinois Farm Bureau will hold eight meetings across the state next month to help farmers better understand the proposed rule defining "waters of the U.S."
IFB president travels to D.C. on behalf of members
IFB President Rich Guebert Jr. traveled to Washington, D.C., last week, sharing concerns about the proposed rule governing "waters of the U.S." with members of Illinois' delegation.
Don't expect much relief from high input costs
Farmers in a matter of weeks saw their margins tighten considerably as crop prices plunged to new lows for the year.