Illinois Monarch Project unveils comprehensive mowing resources
A coalition of scientists and 11 Illinois organizations and agencies, including Illinois Farm Bureau, developed the resource.
Published June 20, 2019 Source: | Tags: Illinois Monarch Project, Mowing Guidance, pollinators, protecting the environment, conservation, monarch butterflies, Mowing on the Farm
IFB part of group sharing water quality efforts in Utah
The collaboration can serve as a model for other states in the Midwest dealing with their own nutrient loss reduction strategies, according to Karl Williard.
Published June 19, 2019 Source: | Tags: Lauren Lurkins, water quality, protecting the environment, NLRS, nutrient management, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, nutrient stewardship, water resources
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
State Farm Bureaus meet with Region 5 EPA
Administrator plans to attend an upcoming field day to continue the conversation.
Published May 21, 2019 Source: | Tags: EPA, EPA Region 5, protecting the environment, protecting our environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nutrient management, water quality, Lauren Lurkins, Deana Stroisch
IFB testifies in support of Clean Water Rule
Proposed rule establishes six categories considered "waters of the United States." IFB comments also urge several exclusions from the rule.
Published March 1, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Rule 2018, Clean Water Clear Rules, Deana Stroisch, Lauren Lurkins, water quality, protecting the environment