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Tag Archives: Illinois Farm Bureau

IFB TALKS HARVEST, FARM ECONOMY

IFB President Richard Guebert, Jr. and IFB member Paul Jeschke yesterday spoke with Niala Boodhoo, host of Illinois Public Radio’s The 21st, about the Illinois harvest and IFB asking Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a harvest season emergency. IFB Senior Economist Mike Doherty joined the conversation in the second half to talk farm economy and… read more

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IFB MAKING A DIFFERENCE ON NUTRIENT STRATEGY

IFB continues to invest in efforts that help farmers keep more nutrients in their fields and out of streams, lakes and rivers. For a second year, IFB distributed $100,000 in Nutrient Stewardship Grants to county Farm Bureaus that worked with local partners to educated farmers and implement on-farm demonstration projects. A third year of $100,000… read more

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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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