Get a taste of finance, sample marketing at Specialty Conference
Specialty growers can grow their professional network during Jan. 9-11 conference in Springfield.
Published December 31, 2018 Source: | Tags: Illinois Specialty Growers, Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference, specialty crops, Kay Shipman
Stewardship project seeks nutrient tools for irrigators
Project coordinators hope to take local farmers' nutrient stewardship 'to the next level.'
Published December 28, 2018 Source: | Tags: irrigation, nutrient management, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, stewardship, nutrient stewardship, IFB nutrient stewardship grants, on-farm research, Kay Shipman
Midwest Farm Bureaus meet with Region 5 EPA
Farm Bureaus, agency officials discussed water quality, nutrient management, livestock and pesticide registration.
Published December 27, 2018 Source: | Tags: EPA Region 5, building relationships, nutrient management, livestock, pesticide registration, Midwest Farm Bureaus, collaboration, Deana Stroisch
IFB official discusses new rules for 2019 dicamba use
'Operators' must now be certified applicators, too.
Published December 24, 2018 Source: | Tags: crop protection, dicamba label changes, Lyndsey Ramsey, Jim Taylor
President Trump signs the farm bill, IFB president attends signing
Bipartisan bill a "tremendous victory for the American farmer."
Published December 21, 2018 Source: | Tags: 2018 farm bill, policy news, Agriculture Improvment Act, President Trump, Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert Jr., Washington state, Washington D.C., White House, USDA Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, AFBF president Zippy Duvall, Congress, Farm Legislation, Deana Stroisch
IFB transportation expert breaks down farmer exemptions to the truck driver medical card
When is a medical card required? When are farmers exempt?
Published December 20, 2018 Source: | Tags: View from the Road, transportation resources, trucking resources, Kirby Wagner, transportation blog, farmer exemptions
IFB: Dusky gopher frog ruling "a good start"
Despite ruling, questions remain about "critical habitat" and its impact on landowners.
Published December 19, 2018 Source:
Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau members host student, teacher activities
More than 230 area teachers receive Ag in the Classroom instruction, materials.
Published December 18, 2018 Source: | Tags: Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC), ag education, Ag Night