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IFB MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT WHITE HOUSE

IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. called on members to contact the White House and urge President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Korean-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. “Illinois farmers cannot afford to withdraw from the Korean Free Trade Agreement,” he said. “We have too much at stake. Please tell President Trump that we need every… read more

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ACTION REQUEST ON GMO LABELING

The Senate is expected to take action by Thursday on S. 2609, a national biotech labeling bill. We need farmers to call or email Senator Durbin and Senator Kirk to support consistent, accurate and national food labels. We need the Senate to pass S. 2609 now!

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Action Request: Section 179 & COOL Labeling

Farm Bureau members: Call your Senators & Congressmen to urge support of permanent Section 179 and repeal of mandatory country of origin labeling. Congressional leaders last night released details of a $1.1 trillion Fiscal 2016 spending bill that would also repeal mandatory country of origin labeling for beef and pork. Passage of the bill that would… read more

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IFB Action Request: WOTUS

Please call Sen. Kirk and Sen. Durbin and urge them to ditch the Waters of the U.S. rule and force EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to go back to the drawing board.  Ask your senators to vote for S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.  Please thank Sen. Kirk for cosponsoring S. 1140…. read more

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Federal Action Request

A federal legislative action request will be coming Wednesday and Thursday regarding extending Section 179 small business expensing at the $500,000 level. Click here for details.

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#Ditch the Rule: WOTUS Action Request

Farm Bureau members – Call your Congressman and ask them to support HR 5078 – The Waters of the U.S. Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. The bill would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposal to redefine “waters of the U.S.” The House is expected to consider HR 5078 Tuesday. McLean County Farm Bureau members are… read more

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ACTION REQUEST

Our action request to “Ditch the Rule” by contacting the White House switchboard continues through Thursday.  Check out FarmWeekNow.com or www.ilfb.org for details. Meanwhile, EPA has rolled out a new website, Ditch the Myth www.epa.gov/ditchthemyth, to “address concerns and misconceptions about the proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of… read more

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