Delegates adjust state policy ahead of potential capital program
Changes to the organization's motor fuel tax policy leave room for negotiations with new governor's administration.
Published December 10, 2018 Source: | Tags: state motor fuel tax, illinois infrastructure, illinois roadways, Kay Shipman, policy news, IFB annual meeting
IFB policy addresses potential revenue source, maintains school board control
After thorough debate, delegates decide to maintain opposition to use and production of recreational marijuana.
Published December 7, 2018 Source: | Tags: IFB annual meeting, Kay Shipman, Brian Duncan, policy news, IFB Resolutions Committee, recreational marijuana, school security
FB leaders, remember annual meeting invites build lawmaker understanding
Event an excellent opportunity to connect with legislators on issues important to rural and urban residents. The sooner you can get the dates on their calendars, the better.
Published November 13, 2018 Source: | Tags: IFB annual meeting, Kay Shipman
Perdue talks trade, farm bill, more in Illinois sessions
Bost, Davis, IFB vice president join the ag secretary in taking farmers' questions.
Published October 29, 2018 Source: | Tags: USDA Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, Kay Shipman, trade, farm bill, Market Facilitation Program payments, IFB vice president Brian Duncan
State sustainability award honors impact by IFB, farmers
A recent meeting between a group of Illinois farmers and EPA officials made a lasting impression, showing that ag's voice is part of the conversation.
Published October 26, 2018 Source: | Tags: sustainability, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, NLRS, Sustainability Award, Kay Shipman
IFB, new partnership eye edge-of-field stewardship
Project could result in expanding list of NLRS practices to include saturated buffers.
Published October 24, 2018 Source: | Tags: Stewardship, conservation, NLRS, water quality, edge-of-field, Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, saturated buffer, protecting the environment, Kay Shipman
German hog farmer/restaurateur part of IFB Local Food Conference session
Kraus will share lessons in direct marketing from his experiences operating a roasted hog delivery service and restaurant.
Published October 19, 2018 Source: | Tags: Live Local, locally grown, Illinois Specialty Growers, local foods, IFB Local-Regional Food Conference, Florian Kraus, German farmers, Kay Shipman, food marketing