State sustainability award honors impact by IFB, farmers
A recent meeting between a group of Illinois farmers and EPA officials made a lasting impression, showing that ag's voice is part of the conversation.
Published October 26, 2018 Source: | Tags: sustainability, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, NLRS, Sustainability Award, Kay Shipman
IFB local foods conference offers farmers, others technical assistance
Event will feature plenty of networking and experts on the local foods value chain.
Published October 25, 2018 Source:
IFB, new partnership eye edge-of-field stewardship
Project could result in expanding list of NLRS practices to include saturated buffers.
Published October 24, 2018 Source: | Tags: Stewardship, conservation, NLRS, water quality, edge-of-field, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, saturated buffer, protecting the environment, Kay Shipman
Flexibility in Hours of Service rules needed, IFB, groups say
When hauling live animals, the key is to keep the trailer moving to provide ventilation.
Published October 22, 2018 Source: | Tags: transportation resources, Hours of Service (HOS), Deana Stroisch, trucking resources
German hog farmer/restaurateur part of IFB Local Food Conference session
Kraus will share lessons in direct marketing from his experiences operating a roasted hog delivery service and restaurant.
Published October 19, 2018 Source: | Tags: Live Local, locally grown, Illinois Specialty Growers, local foods, IFB Local-Regional Food Conference, Florian Kraus, German farmers, Kay Shipman, food marketing
Local food resources abound at USDA Ag Marketing Service
Consumers' growing interest in where their food comes from and how it is produced can work to farmers' advantage, especially at the local and regional levels, says official.
Published October 18, 2018 Source: | Tags: USDA Ag Marketing Service, USDA AMS, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), local food
RMA administrator, IFB regional manager discuss importance of crop insurance
During tour of his home state, Barbre says farmers understand the value of the risk-management program.
Published October 15, 2018 Source: | Tags: USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre, crop insurance, Dee Dee Gellerman, Daily Revenue Protection (DRP) policy, Acreage Crop Reporting Streamlining Initiative (ACRSI)