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Illinois Recognized at American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

NEW ORLEANS — Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders had a strong showing at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in New Orleans as Andrew and Heather Spray of Edwards County advanced to the top 10 finalists in the Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Agriculture competition, and Megan Dwyer of Henry County advanced to…read more »

ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU® PROPOSALS SHAPE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION POLICY

NEW ORLEANS — Voting delegates at the 100TH annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), including 21 delegates from Illinois addressed Illinois Farm Bureau’s (IFB) priority issues, including submittals on trade, transportation, legal advocacy and Health Savings Account (HSA) reform. “Our delegates were instrumental in promoting and debating several key policy resolutions to…read more »

Hussey Receives Top County Chair Award

Shane Hussey, Franklin Grove, was recognized with the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Young Leader Top County Chair Award for Membership Group III at the Young Leader Awards Program during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting on December 2, 2018.  Hussey is the chairman of the Lee County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee and was recognized…read more »

Rahn’s named IFB Achievement Award Winners

Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders Justin and Ellen Rahn were recognized during the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Chicago on December 2  as the 2018 winners of the Young Leader Achievement Award. The award recognizes young farmers who derive the majority of their income from farming for their efforts in production agriculture, leadership ability,…read more »

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Missouri 4H joins in food insecurity relief efforts

Missouri Farm Bureau says it’s getting even more support for its year-round efforts to raise donations and awareness about the state’s food insecurity that affects one out of five Missouri children. Lucas Alexander is president of the Fordland Mighty Eagles 4H Club in Webster County and he addressed Farm Bureau members at their recent meeting…read more »

Cattle, hogs mixed ahead of USDA numbers

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed firm in a narrow range ahead of widespread direct cash business and ahead of the USDA’s Cattle on Feed and Cold Storage reports.  Feeder cattle futures were mostly lower ahead of the USDA reports.  April live cattle closed $.27 higher at $128.87 and June live cattle…read more »

Western Farm Show FFA Day benefits food bank

The Western Farm Show opened its three-day run in Kansas City Friday with a special day for agriculture youth. Show manager Ken Dean tells Brownfield the food donation drive that has become a tradition during the show attracts FFA students by the hundreds. Along with seeing exhibits, Dean says FFA members are offered leadership and…read more »

Arkansas dicamba proposed regs loosening

Arkansas farmers will no longer be banned from using dicamba herbicides after April 15th if a proposed rule goes into force.  The Arkansas State Plant Board has adopted changes for the 2019 growing season, with restrictions for application between May 26th and October 31st. The rule also includes buffer zones and prohibits the mixing of…read more »

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