Farm Bureau Survey: Illinois Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Are Up; Options Remain Abundant
Illinois Thanksgiving cost surveys reflect prices that are slightly higher than the national average, with the cost of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 coming in at $58.15, a $4.84 or 8% increase from the national average.
Published November 18, 2021 Source: | Tags: news release, press release, media release, Thanksgiving cost survey
Illinois Farm Bureau’s Live Local, Shop Local Program to Offer Winter Workshop Series
Illinois Farm Bureau kicked off its series of 2021-22 Live Local, Shop Local Winter Workshops this month. The program’s Monthly Business Development Series starts in October and runs through January 2022.
Published October 12, 2021 Source: | Tags: news release, media release, press release, Live Local Shop Local, specialty crops
Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Biden Administration’s Proposed Renewable Volume Obligations
Illinois Farm Bureau strongly opposes the Biden Administration’s Proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for 2020, 2021 and 2022, which would wipe out billions of gallons of ethanol demand and send the wrong message to Illinois farmers…
Published September 24, 2021 Source: | Tags: IFB statement, Renewable Fuel Standard, Renewable Volume Obligations, renewable fuel, ethanol
State Water Quality Report Highlights Accomplishments, Challenges, Endurance in Reducing State Nutrient Loss
The collective efforts of many local government and state agencies, area farmers and a network of organizational stakeholders to reduce nutrient loss in Illinois waterways and further downstream have been highlighted in an updated state wat…
Published September 22, 2021 Source: | Tags: news release, media release, press release, NLRS, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS), nutrient stewardship
Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding this morning’s Senate passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package.
Published August 10, 2021 Source: | Tags: IFB statement, Infrastructure package, bipartisan infrastructure package
Illinois Farm Bureau Announces 2021 Nutrient Stewardship Summer Field Day Lineup
The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and its membership continue to place environmental stewardship as a top priority, following through by committing significant resources and voluntary practices to push forward in their efforts.
Published June 15, 2021 Source: | Tags: press release, news release, media release, NLRS, nutrient stewardship, Nutrient Stewardship Grant, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS), Nutrient Stewardship Field Day, summer field days, conservation, water quality, soil health
Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding Reversal of Navigable Waters Protection Rule
The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announcement of their intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protect…
Published June 10, 2021 Source: | Tags: IFB statement, water protection, Navigable Waters Protection Rule, WOTUS, water quality, waters of the U.S., environmental stewardship
2021 Illinois Dairy Technology Tour Features Virtual On-Farm Tour
Illinois Milk Producers Association (IMPA) and University of Illinois Dairy Extension will host a virtual on-farm tour of Hunter Haven Farms followed by a live question-and-answer panel discussion.
Published June 9, 2021 Source: | Tags: news rele, press release, media release, event release, Illinois Milk Producers Association, IMPA Dairy Tech Tour
Illinois Farm Bureau Submits Comments to USDA Regarding Climate Change and Agriculture
To continue engagement in the climate arena, Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) responded to USDA’s request for public comment on tackling the climate crisis at home and abroad.
Published April 30, 2021 Source: | Tags: press release, media release, news release, climate change, climate policy, carbon markets