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Reaction to China Tariffs on Illinois Agricultural Commodities

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding tariffs imposed by China on Illinois agricultural commodities including pork and soybeans. Illinois Farm Bureau opposes policy that restricts agriculture exports. This trade war is counter-productive and will cost farmers and rural economies in the long run. At Wednesday’s opening bell,…

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Four Seasons Gardening Program Offers Spring Series

The Spring series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway this month. The first session of the series is titled A Garden Calendar. Join extension horticulture educator, Ron Wolford, as he discusses month-by-month tips and tricks for the home gardener. The…

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Pollinator Gardens Grow in Popularity

News on the importance of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators continues to grow. Most people think of bees and butterflies when thinking about pollinators, but bats, beetles, moths, flies, hummingbirds, wasps, and more also spread pollen in some plants. As you plan your spring garden, Kelly Allsup, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, provides the…

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Go for the Gold with your Nutrition Plan in 2018

Americans are beginning to set DVRs to record their favorite winter Olympic events. Don’t just watch, get inspired and “go for the gold” with your health goals! “Although we aren’t all elite athletes, we can learn and apply lessons from the Olympics,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension. “For…

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IAA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU FAMILIES

Agriculture students and Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB) members and their children are encouraged to apply for 76 college scholarships offered by the IAA Foundation, Illinois Farm Bureau’s charitable arm. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 per year, will be awarded in total of $144,800 for the 2018-2019 school year. “We are pleased to help…

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