IFB to host farm bill work sessions across state

By Ashley Rice

Illinois Farm Bureau's upcoming farm bill work sessions will provide an opportunity for members to give their input on what is working and not working with the current farm bill.

These sessions will include a meal, national legislative update with Adam Nielsen, IFB's director of national legislation and policy development, and time for discussion. 

The sessions are as follows:

  • Monday, Aug. 2: Effingham, 12:30 p.m.; Champaign, 6 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3: Peoria, 12 p.m.; Freeport, 6 p.m.;
  • Wednesday, Aug. 4: Joliet, 8 a.m.; Princeton, 12 p.m.; Cambridge, 6 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Aug. 5: Decatur, 8 a.m.;
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10: DeKalb, 8 a.m.;
  • Thursday, Aug. 11: Quincy, 6 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Aug. 12: Edwardsville, 6 p.m.;
  • Monday, Aug. 23: Martinsville, 12 p.m.; Bloomington, 6 p.m.;
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25: Carmi, 12 p.m.; Marion, 6 p.m.;
  • Monday, Aug. 30: Sangamon, 6 p.m.; and
  • Monday, Sept. 13: Gilman, 7 p.m.

All of the sessions will occur at the corresponding county Farm Bureau office, with the exception of the Marion session, which will be held at Southern FS. IFB members interested in attending one of the sessions should contact the hosting county Farm Bureau to register. 

"I encourage all IFB members with an interest in farm policy to attend as your recommendations will guide policy recommendations and priorities for the next farm bill debate,” said Nielsen. “We want to be flexible and plan to create some virtual work sessions as well.”

This story was provided by FarmWeekNow.com.