Henry County farmer: Clear WOTUS definition needed
Proposed Clean Water Rule should provide clarity, help farmers plan and install projects to enhance water and soil quality.
Published March 19, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Clear Rules, farmer comments, WOTUS, water quality, conservation, waters of the U.S., Deana Stroisch, Henry County
Lee County farmer: Support Clean Water Rule
Seventh-generation farmer explains clarity and certainty new rule would bring to water resources. IFB encourages members to submit comments by the April 15 deadline.
Published March 15, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Clear Rules, waters of the U.S., WOTUS, conservation, Lee County, Deana Stroisch
Young Leader award applicants sought
Awards seek to recognize outstanding young Farm Bureau members.
Published March 13, 2019 Source: | Tags: IFB Young Leaders, Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders, Young Leader awards, Achievement Award, Excellence in Ag Award, Get Involved, Excellence in Agriculture Award
Field day focus: Moultrie County farmer installing unique buffer design
Pitchfork setup allows more vegetation to take up nutrients, according to creator.
Published March 12, 2019 Source: | Tags: saturated buffer, field day, Moultrie County, nutrient management, stewardship, conservation, edge-of-field stewardship, nutrient loss, protecting our environment, in-field study, Kay Shipman
Facing return of state lawsuit bill, IFB reorganizes opposition
Bill would ease process of suing state agencies, including over livestock siting permits.
Published March 11, 2019 Source: | Tags: policy news, legislation, Mark Gebhards, Livestock Management Facilities Act, policy issues, DeLoss Jahnke
Ag Industry Tour an eye-opener for Young Leaders
Trip gives Illinois farmers a look at diverse array of crop production as well new perspective on the border wall.
Published March 8, 2019 Source: | Tags: Ag Industry Tour, Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders, IFB Young Leaders, get involved, IFB events, border security, Jenny Webb, Dan Grant
Next best thing: New Farm Bureau membership offers chance to stay engaged
Professional Membership classification allows Kankakee County farm manager to connect with farmers and consumers in his area.
Published March 7, 2019 Source: | Tags: Professional membership, IFB membership, member ne, membership benefits, Farm Bureau membership, Kankakee County Farm Bureau, membership opportunities, IFB professional membership, Rita Frazer
Diverse Farm Bureau group to seek German views on direct marketing
The group of Illinois farmers expect to gain new perspective from their visit.
Published March 6, 2019 Source: | Tags: German farmers, Germany farm trip, German American Chamber of Commerce, transatlantic dialogue, German tour, building relationships, IFB events, direct consumer marketing, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Raghela Scavuzzo, Kay Shipman