IFB: Dusky gopher frog ruling "a good start"
Despite ruling, questions remain about "critical habitat" and its impact on landowners.
Published December 19, 2018 Source:
Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau members host student, teacher activities
More than 230 area teachers receive Ag in the Classroom instruction, materials.
Published December 18, 2018 Source: | Tags: Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC), ag education, Ag Night
EPA, Corps release proposed new Clean Water Rule
IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. attends proposed rule announcement with other state Farm Bureau presidents.
Published December 17, 2018 Source: | Tags: EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WOTUS, Clean Water Rule, IFB president, llinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., policy news, legislation
Peoria Farm Bureau celebrates bicentennial with white oak tree plantings
Nearly 500 trees will be planted, with some taking root at local elementary schools as an educational opportunity for students.
Published December 13, 2018 Source: | Tags: Peoria County Farm Bureau, ag education, white oak tree plantings
Changes to IFB health care, dairy policies approved
IFB Health Care Working Group to continue exploring options for members over next year.
Published December 11, 2018 Source: | Tags: policy news, health care, healthcare, health insurance, Health Care Working Group, IFB annual meeting, dairy, Health Savings Account (HSA), IFB policy changes, Deana Stroisch
Delegates adjust state policy ahead of potential capital program
Changes to the organization's motor fuel tax policy leave room for negotiations with new governor's administration.
Published December 10, 2018 Source: | Tags: state motor fuel tax, illinois infrastructure, illinois roadways, Kay Shipman, policy news, IFB annual meeting
IFB policy addresses potential revenue source, maintains school board control
After thorough debate, delegates decide to maintain opposition to use and production of recreational marijuana.
Published December 7, 2018 Source: | Tags: IFB annual meeting, Kay Shipman, Brian Duncan, policy news, IFB Resolutions Committee, recreational marijuana, school security