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FARMLAND RETURNS (October 24, 2014)

Returns from investment in U.S. farmland in the third quarter of this year were the lowest in four years, says the National Council of Real... read more


Activist investor ValueAct Capital Management LP on Friday disclosed a 5.7% stake in Canadian fertilizer giant Agrium Inc. Agrium recently beat back another U.S. activist,... read more

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (October 24, 2014)

The National Farmers Union and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association were joined by an environmental group and a trade watchdog in calling for the U.S. to... read more

WOTUS UPDATE (October 24, 2014)

Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans are asking EPA to withdraw the so-called interpretive rule released with its “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) proposal, saying it could... read more

WHO DO YOU DISTRUST (October 24, 2014)

Pew Research says nearly two-in-ten (19%) respondents from a survey said they get news from a source (be it a cable news network, a news... read more

Rep. Keith Sommer Receives ACTIVATOR Friend of Agriculture Award (October 24, 2014)

Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR is pleased to announce that State Representative Keith Sommer of the 88th State Legislative District has been designated a “Friend of... read more

Sen. Barickman Receives ACTIVATOR Friend of Ag Award (October 22, 2014)

                          Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR is pleased to announce that State Senator Jason... read more

New Rules for Livestock Farms (October 8, 2014)

New state rules for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) will impact all Illinois livestock farms – not just those required to obtain national Pollutant Discharge... read more

Farm Bill Tools & Webinars (September 25, 2014)

The 2014 Farm Bill offers farmers a one-time opportunity to select a crop program for the next five years (2014-18 crop years). Illinois FSA offices... read more

#Ditch the Rule: WOTUS Action Request (September 8, 2014)

Farm Bureau members – Call your Congressman and ask them to support HR 5078 – The Waters of the U.S. Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. The... read more


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