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Tag Archives: Illinois Farm Bureau

FARMWEEK PREVIEW

Be sure to check out next week’s issue of FarmWeek to read stories about legislation approved at the end of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session, including a school funding formula and local government consolidation; Illinois Farm Bureau’s fight to stop the possible closure of Peoria’s ag research lab; and Champaign County and IAA Foundations’… read more

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IFB BOARD APPROVES #FarmBill PRIORITIES

Illinois Farm Bureau’s board of directors this week unanimously endorsed priorities for the next farm bill that aim to protect crop insurance and make user-friendly changes to commodity and conservation programs, among other recommendations. “More than 400 Illinois Farm Bureau members had a hand in developing our farm bill priorities,” said Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director… 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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FARM LEADER OF THE YEAR

IFB District 12 director Chris Hausman has been named 2015 Farmer of the Year by the Champaign News-Gazette.

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HARVEST FOR ALL BRACKETS

Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders are launching their Harvest for All March Madness Bracket Challenge. Each bracket is a $10 donation to Harvest For All. All brackets must be entered and donations made by Noon ET on Thursday, March 17th. Go to: http://cbsprt.co/1UYun7d for details.

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Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

McLean County Farm Bureau board members Pat Bane, J.C. Zimmerman, Carl Neubauer, Mark Hines, Scott Hoeft & Fred Grieder participated in the policy resolution process as delegates at the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Delegates to the 101st Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting participated in one of the organization’s longest-lasting traditions: grassroots, member-driven decision making… read more

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ANNUAL MEETING

Check out video highlights from the just-concluded Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting posted to FarmWeekNow.com. You can also watch IFB President Richard Geubert’s address here:

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ANNUAL MEETING BREAK

Leader will not be updated next Monday and Tuesday, due to the IFB Annual Meeting in Chicago.  

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LEADERS TO DC

The group of Illinois Farm Bureau members met with 13 of Illinois’ congressional delegation or their staff and Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk. Topics ranged from the “waters of the U.S.” rule and voluntary GMO labeling to highway transportation funding and tax extenders. Check out coverage on FarmWeekNow.com.

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LEADERS TO DC

Illinois Farm Bureau leaders are meeting Wednesday with the Illinois congressional delegation. Tuesday, the group met with Cuban commercial attache Ruben Romas, FarmWeekNow’s Deana Stroisch reports.

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