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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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ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU CELEBRATING 100TH ANNIVERSARY

During a press conference today, IFB President Richard Guebert Jr. announced the kick off of its Centennial Celebration at the Farm Progress Show. Visit  FarmWeekNow.com for more information on the celebration.

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FARM PROGRESS SHOW

Wednesday at the Farm Progress Show hear updates on the farm managers’ land value survey,  IFB President Guebert will unveil the IFB Centennial events timeline, and Allendale will give its latest forecast on the September crop report.

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LEADERS TO DC

Nineteen Illinois Farm Bureau members will participate in the annual Leaders to Washington trip next month. The trip will be held Sept. 8-10, just as Congress returns to work after its August recess. Watch for coverage in FarmWeekNow that week.

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COMMODITIES CONFERENCE

Illinois Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the 2015 Illinois Farm Bureau Commodities Conference, titled “Farming: The Next Hundred Years.” The conference, scheduled for July 29, will be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Details online or check with your county Farm Bureau.

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CROPWATCHERS RETURNS

Cropwatchers returns to FarmWeekNow this week. This year, we have a new Cropwatcher – Brian Sisson from Boone County – he replaces Bernie Walsh who reported from Winnebago County for several years. Check out the reports online.

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ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU LEADERS IN D.C.

The group wrapped up its week-long work discussing signup and other farm bill items at USDA, and proposed Waters of the U.S. regulations and other environmental issues at EPA. Check out the latest coverage on FarmWeekNow.com here, on your favorite RFD Radio Network®-affiliated radio station, and in Monday’s edition of FarmWeek®.

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LEADERS TO WASHINGTON

Trade topped the agenda during the first day of this week’s Illinois Farm Bureau Leaders to Washington schedule in the nation’s capital. Illinois farmers made stops at the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Chamber of Commerce where they received the latest information on the status of Trade Promotion Authority and negotiations on the… read more

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NLRS WEBINAR

Illinois Farm Bureau will host a webinar to discuss the newly announced Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Thursday, March 12 at 8 a.m. Lauren Lurkins, director of natural and environmental resources, Illinois Farm Bureau, will host the webinar. The webinar is free of charge, but members are required to register in advance of the webinar at… read more

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