COVID-19

To assist farmers and rural Illinoisans through the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Farm Bureau created these pages to house and share updated resources.  

Please visit the tabs to the left or links below (desktop), or the drop-down menu above (mobile) for specific details and information related to livestock, transportation, supply chain disruptions and more.  

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at covid19@ilfb.org


National Announcements 

State Announcements 

  • Governor J.B. Pritzker released “Restore Illinois”, a 5-Phase plan to reopen the state. The plan sets guidelines for geographical regions of the state to work through before certain restrictions can be lifted.   

  • The Governor, in collaboration with the United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations has raised more than $30 million for those individuals, families, and communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Find more information at www.ilcovidresponsefund.org.   

  • Illinois State Treasurer details two assistance programs. The Business Invest Program provides impact investment loans. The Annual Ag Loan Program makes loans more affordable for farmers and ag professionals.    

  • AG DEEMED ESSENTIAL  There is no requirement for a permit or identification as an essential employee for those working in agriculture in Illinois.    

Join the Conversation  

For the latest ag news on the impacts of COVID-19, visit FarmWeekNow.com.   

Illinois Farm Bureau provides daily coronavirus updates on the RFD Radio Network’s RFD Today program. We want to know how the pandemic is affecting farmers in your area and help answer questions you may have. Submit your question or comment by email or tweet us at @FarmWeekNowTune in to your local RFD affiliate or listen to the podcast here 

Educational Materials for Adults 

Don’t forget to sign up for the University of Illinois FarmDoc team regular  a series of webinars to discuss the impact the coronavirus crisis on Corn Belt agriculture.   

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