Farmers 'fly-in' to Washington to discuss planting, trade
IFB's president, four board directors and several staff members joined more than 150 other state Farm Bureau representatives in a series of sessions.
Published June 14, 2019 Source: | Tags: Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Illinois Farm Bureau District 8 Director David Serven
Embarras River Watershed plan, nutrient work focus of meeting
The watershed covers eight east-central counties and has been a state priority watershed for several decades.
Published June 13, 2019 Source:
Letter to IFB membership recapping Illinois General Assembly session
Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr. summarizes thoughts on the spring session.
Published June 12, 2019 Source: | Tags: IFB president Richard Guebert Jr., IFB president, Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., Illinois General Assembly, policy news
Illinois' new House Ag Committee chair shares farm experiences
Chicago native with horticulture experience took over vacated seat, hopes to visit more farms.
Published June 11, 2019 Source: | Tags: Rep. Sonya Harper, Illinois House Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Christian County, Kay Shipman
Webinar set for late planting
COUNTRY and Illinois Farm Bureau staff to also discuss MFP, disaster assistance and other topics.
Published June 10, 2019 Source: | Tags: webinar, Skype broadcast, prevent plant, prevented plant, COUNTRY Financial, Doug Yoder, Adam Nielsen, late planting, member benefits, membership benefits
CFBs, IFB detail refuge concerns
New website outlines farmer concerns with wildlife refuges around Illinois.
Published June 7, 2019 Source: | Tags: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), wildlife refuge, Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, Stewardship, Lyndsey Ramsey, Deana Stroisch
E15 set for year-round availability
Illinois farmers meet with EPA region administrator to discuss the expanded access.
Published June 6, 2019 Source: | Tags: E15, ethanol, Illinois Corn Growers Association, EPA Region 5, U.S. EPA, protecting the environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Cathy Stepp, ICGA, Paul Jeschke, policy news, Trump Administration, year-round E15, fuel, Andrea Casali
Summer institutes connecting teachers, farmers, Earth Day
Series of summer events will focus on Earth Day, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next April.
Published June 5, 2019 Source: | Tags: Illinois agriculture in the classroom, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC), ag education, Earth Day, Summer Agriculture Institute