Illinois Farm Bureau news
Sixty young livestock exhibitors vied for the title of “Grand Champion Overall Master Showman” during the 2023 Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest.
The Illinois Corn Growers Association teamed up with agricultural organizations throughout the state on Aug. 3 to discuss emerging markets and legislation impacting the industry.
The Illinois Soybean Association elected new leadership during its annual meeting in Champaign. Ron Kindred, of District 9, was elected chairman after having served as ISA vice chairman for the previous two years.
Illinois Farm Bureau continues to support the education of the next generation of veterinarians focusing on caring for food animals through the Illinois Veterinary and Training loan program.
After undergoing a rigorous judging process, 20 farmers were identified as the second class of Illinois 20 Under 40 award winners.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Sackett family in Sackett v. EPA that narrows the extent of federal jurisdiction over bodies of water under the Clean Water Act.
After decades of advocacy, education, diligence and tenacity, the Illinois Corn Growers Association celebrated the groundbreaking of brand-new, 1,200-foot Lock 25 along the Mississippi River near Winfield, Missouri.
All farmers have the opportunity to participate in conversations about food production.
Food security is one aspect of national security. “A nation that cannot feed itself is not free,” said Amanda Radke, a fifth-generation rancher and author of children’s books who spoke during the Women in Agriculture conference presented by Illinois Farm Bureau.
Cathy Lafrenz started a pick-your-own flower business on her small farm in 2002. Miss Effie’s Country Flowers is located on Lafrenz’s two-acre farm near Donahue, Iowa.
Farmers across the state are gearing up for another productive spring planting season. Once the frost melts and the soil temperatures rise, it will be time to hit the fields, but for many farmers high prices for fertilizer, fuel and other critical tools remain a challenge.
The Illinois Soybean Association and its partners are honored to continue the Illinois 20 Under 40 recognition program in 2023. The program celebrates 20 young farmers under 40 for their work in the agricultural community and beyond.
The 2023 Illinois Pork Producers Association delegate body recently elected four at-large directors and three new district directors.
As snow blankets our frozen fields, winter is a time of reflection for farmers. What worked well, what could we do better and what challenges will the upcoming spring bring?
Illinois Farm Bureau members are invited to learn the latest in trucking laws and regulations during a series of seminars around the state in February and March.