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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Illinois Farm Bureau and County Farm Bureaus Participate in Agricultural Safety Awareness Week March 5-11

The 2017 Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week will be celebrated            March 5-11.  The theme for the week is “Get Out of My Space” and will highlight a different “space” safety focus each day of that week. Monday, March 6 – Confined Space (Grain Bin, Manure Pit) Tuesday, March 7 – Animal Space (Large Animals)…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding the nomination of USDA Secretary

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. “Illinois Farm Bureau members are relieved that President-elect Trump has finally named an agriculture secretary and are hopeful Perdue is quickly confirmed by the U.S….

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Illinois Soybean Farmers Harvest Record Crop

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – January 12, 2017 – Illinois has regained the title of top soybean-producing state, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data released this morning.  The crop production annual summary from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) ranked Illinois as producing nearly 593 million bushels of soybeans in 2016, up from…

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FARM ECONOMY CONTINUES TO CONCERN ILLINOIS FARMERS

CHICAGO – Considering the farm economy, nearly 51 percent of Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) members surveyed feel about the same level of optimism for the coming year as compared with 2016. The answer was in response to an email survey of 277 members registered with IFB’s Legislative Action Center. “We’re now fighting through our third…

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POLLINATOR COLLABORATION DEMONSTRATES GROWMARK, FS SUPPORT FOR AG LITERACY IN ILLINOIS

CHICAGO — GROWMARK and its FS member cooperatives recently renewed their commitment to Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) programs with $73,000 in support.  During activities at the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Annual Meeting, Amy Bradford, GROWMARK corporate relations and foundation manager, announced new collaborative efforts focused on activities and education related to the importance of pollinators….

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