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:
WOTUS fight continues; new rule could be released soon
AFBF part of a coalition asking for nationwide injunction.
Published October 17, 2018 Source:
Demonstration site, conservation option: Kane County bioreactor aids more than water
Bioreactors could be an alternative to required retention basins on some farms.
Published October 16, 2018 Source:
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)
Kane County Farm Bureau, partners adapting milk donation challenge
The late October project aims to collect enough monetary donations to buy 10,000 gallons of milk that will be distributed to food pantries.
Published October 12, 2018 Source: | Tags: Kane County Farm Bureau, 10-gallon challenge, dairy farmers, Northern Illinois Food Ban, milk donations, 10, 000 gallons, Kay Shipman
County IAITC grants reach all-time high
Funds will help teachers incorporate ag literacy programs in classrooms across rural and urban Illinois.
Published October 10, 2018 Source: | Tags: Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC), IAA Foundation, grants, coalitions, ag literacy, county coalition grants
Find hands-on tech assistance at IFB Food Conference
The 3-day conference includes a produce safety class to satisfy FSMA training requirements.
Published October 8, 2018 Source: | Tags: IFB Local-Regional Food Conference, Live Local, events, local food conference, specialty growers, Raghela Scavuzzo, Kay Shipman