Floodwater covers nearly 45,000 acres in northern Illinois
IFB president discusses history Midwest flooding in-studio; FB starts relief fund in Nebraska.
Published March 21, 2019 Source: | Tags: disaster relief, spring flooding, flooding, flood relief, Nebraska Farm Bureau, IFB president, IFB president Richard Guebert Jr., Agriculture Disaster Exchange, Stephenson County, Daniel Grant
Fair Oaks an adventure for Kankakee Young Leaders, four FFA chapters
Tour highlighted new Crop Adventure exhibit, dairy birthing center and 720-cow capacity milking parlor.
Published March 20, 2019 Source: | Tags: Illinois FFA, Kankakee County Farm Bureau, farm visit, Young Leaders, get involved, farm tour
Henry County farmer: Clear WOTUS definition needed
Proposed Clean Water Rule should provide clarity, help farmers plan and install projects to enhance water and soil quality.
Published March 19, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Clear Rules, farmer comments, WOTUS, water quality, conservation, waters of the U.S., Deana Stroisch, Henry County
Lee County farmer: Support Clean Water Rule
Seventh-generation farmer explains clarity and certainty new rule would bring to water resources. IFB encourages members to submit comments by the April 15 deadline.
Published March 15, 2019 Source: | Tags: Clean Water Rule, Clean Water Clear Rules, waters of the U.S., WOTUS, conservation, Lee County, Deana Stroisch
Young Leader award applicants sought
Awards seek to recognize outstanding young Farm Bureau members.
Published March 13, 2019 Source: | Tags: IFB Young Leaders, Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders, Young Leader awards, Achievement Award, Excellence in Ag Award, Get Involved, Excellence in Agriculture Award
Field day focus: Moultrie County farmer installing unique buffer design
Pitchfork setup allows more vegetation to take up nutrients, according to creator.
Published March 12, 2019 Source: | Tags: saturated buffer, field day, Moultrie County, nutrient management, stewardship, conservation, edge-of-field stewardship, nutrient loss, protecting our environment, in-field study, Kay Shipman
Facing return of state lawsuit bill, IFB reorganizes opposition
Bill would ease process of suing state agencies, including over livestock siting permits.
Published March 11, 2019 Source: | Tags: policy news, legislation, Mark Gebhards, Livestock Management Facilities Act, policy issues, DeLoss Jahnke