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
Illinois ag taking action for monarchs
Statewide coalition releases 20-year agricultural plan to help protect, maintain monarch butterflies.
Published April 23, 2019 Source: | Tags: monarch, conservation, Illinois Monarch Project, coalition, monarch butterflies, Earth Day, Lauren Lurkins, Lyndsey Ramsey, Illinois Monarch Action Plan, Illinois Ag for Monarchs, Endangered Species Act
IFB supports Clean Water Rule, offers suggestions
Comment period ends Monday, April 15.
Published April 16, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Rule 2018, Clean Water Clear Rules, comment period, farmer comments, Lauren Lurkins, Deana Stroisch, IFB president, llinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army Corps of Engineers, policy news, waters of the U.S., conservation, Clean Water Act
Shelby County farmer: 'I want clean water for future generations'
IFB continues to share conservation stories of Illinois farm families in support of the proposed Clean Water Rule.
Published April 9, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Rule 2018, Clean Water Clear Rules, conservation, family farming, Shelby County, Stewardship, Lauren Lurkins, Deana Stroisch
Cover crop field day draws farmers from three states
County Farm Bureau coalition hosts event showcasing research, potential soil improvements and a panel discussion focused on effects of prolonged cover crop use.
Published April 5, 2019 Source: | Tags: cover crop field day, cover crops, field day, conservation, stewardship, soil health, agronomy, Hamilton County, Wabash Valley Stewardship Alliance, Lauren Lurkins, IFB Nutrient Stewardship Grant, Doug Anderson
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
IFB NLRS efforts represented in state task force aquifer recommendations
New technology, improved education and outreach also included in list of recommendations.
Published January 24, 2019 Source: | Tags: NLRS, nutrient management, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, aquifer, water quality, Lauren Lurkins, Kay Shipman, Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force