'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
Signed but not yet available
In IFB's first 'View from the Road' blog, we try to sort out what you need to know about harvest season truck permits and the transition period to a new law.
Published September 12, 2018 Source:
Illinois farmers in D.C.: 'We need trade'
Tariff war especially concerning for younger farmers, IFB member group tells officials during meetings on Capitol Hill.
Published September 11, 2018 Source: | Tags: trade and tariffs, Capitol Hill, Leaders to Washington, policy news, farm policy, IFB advocacy, Deana Stroisch
IFB appreciative of harvest season emergency declaration
Action allows farmers statewide to apply for a special permit that allows them to haul crops up to a maximum 10 percent over the standard weight restriction.
Published September 10, 2018 Source: | Tags: harvest 2018, Harvest Season Emergency, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Kay Shipman, harvest season permit, harvest season emergency declaration, IDOT