'We can't be patriots if we're going broke,' says AFBF president
National ag leader reviews preferred path forward on trade, prospects for farm bill.
Published September 26, 2018 Source: | Tags: AFBF, American Farm Bureau Federation, Zippy Duvall, trade, trade war, farm bill, NAFTA, TPP, EU, China, patriots, Mike Orso
IFB board supports health care exploration
Working group will begin investigating possibility of providing health insurance options to members.
Published September 25, 2018 Source: | Tags: healthcare, health insurance, insurance options, farmer insurance, member insurance, Deana Stroisch, AHP, Associated Health Plan
Farmers, others respond to latest tariff plans
New tariffs on Chinese imports go into effect this week, add to 'all-around atmosphere of uncertainty.'
Published September 24, 2018 Source: | Tags: trade and tariffs, trade war, trade situation, China, Michele Aavang, Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, Deana Stroisch
'To have more stress lifted off my shoulders means a lot'
One of four beginning ag teachers to receive IAA Foundation grants hopes the program inspires others to offer their support.
Published September 21, 2018 Source: | Tags: IAA Foundation, Marissa Modglin, agriculture education teacher grant, grants, Kay Shipman, ag education
Nomination period open for CCA Award
Illinois Farm Bureau partners with the Illinois CCA board to recognize a Certified Crop Advisor who's met nutrient and pest challenges with superior service and innovation.
Published September 20, 2018 Source: | Tags: CCA Award, 2018 Certified Crop Advisor Award, 2018 farm bill, Jim Taylor
IFB president reacts to latest plans for tariffs on Chinese imports
Latest tariffs would target certain seafood, vegetables, fruits, juices and nuts; China vows retaliation.
Published September 19, 2018 Source: | Tags: trade and tariffs, trade, trade war, trade situation, Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., China, Chinese imports, free trade, NAFTA, Deana Stroisch
You can learn a lot from ALOT
Application period now open for 2019 IFB leadership-development class.
Published September 17, 2018 Source: | Tags: IFB ALOT, IFB Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow, Jim Taylor, Krista Swanson, Jeff Grady, leadership, get involved, leadership opportunities, ALOT application, apply
Is it possible to replace China's demand?
Illinois farmers attending Illinois Farm Bureau's Leaders to Washington trip hear about potential new global markets for soybeans.
Published September 13, 2018 Source: | Tags: Leaders to Washington, China, trade and tariffs, Adam Nielsen, DeLoss Jahnke, farm bill