DuPage County Farm Bureau

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AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM CONTINUES TO RECEIVE INVESTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE

The Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program continued to provide a strong avenue for children to learn about agriculture this year, reaching more students and awarding more grants to support local efforts than ever before.    “In the 2017-2018 school year, more than 694,000 students received an accurate agricultural message connecting students to their…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., on the completion of an updated U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement. “Farm Bureau is extremely pleased that U.S. and Canada trade negotiators have settled several critical issues – including U.S. access to the Canadian dairy market – that will pave the way…

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Visit MyIFB to Manage Your Membership

As part of an effort to enhance the membership experience, Illinois Farm Bureau has launched MyIFB, www.myifb.org The MyIFB website makes it easier to join and manage your Illinois and County Farm Bureau membership.  You can: Join, Renew or Reinstate your membership Print your membership card Access member benefits Manage your membership information And Much…

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To Spray or Not To Spray in the Garden

Stop and think before grabbing a bottle of pesticide to control garden pests. That’s the message University of Illinois Extension educator Martha Smith wants to convey to gardeners this season. “Integrated Pest Management stresses monitoring your landscape, keeping a keen eye out for problems from the start,” Smith says. “Ask yourself, should I spray or…

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Soybeans Under Pressure

News Source: Todd Hubbs News Writer: Kelsey Litchfield URBANA, Ill. – Soybean prices continued to move lower last week as trade issues and a strong start to the growing season continue to pressure prices. At this time, very little positive news is entering the market to support soybean prices on either the supply or demand…

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Statement from the Illinois Farm Bureau Regarding U.S. Senate Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding Senate passage of the 2018 farm bill. “Illinois Farm Bureau is pleased the U.S. Senate completed its work on a farm bill and swiftly approved it on a strong bipartisan vote without harming the federal crop insurance program. Both Sens. Dick Durbin…

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