Transportation Logjams on the West Coast
Phil Seng, President and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation, talks about the labor dispute out west and how it’s making things difficult, if not impossible, for some people trying to exports products to the Pacific.
Peoria County Farm Bureau Events
Peoria County Farm Bureau Director Patrick Kirchhofer says there are several events that require early registration. There will be a farm bill meeting on Wednesday, January 28 at 9 AM. On Tuesday, February 3, there will be a special women’s event at the center. Patrick discusses these and more in a recent interview. To learn […]
Illinois FFA Alumni Conference
The Illinois FFA Alumni Association will have its annual meeting in Decatur this Friday and Saturday. The main event as always is the live auction that raises money for FFA programs and events across the state. Mindy Bunselmeyer, Associate Executive Director of the Illinois FFA Center, explains that anyone with an affinity for agriculture can […]
A conversation with Barry Flinchbaugh
Barry Flinchbaugh served as Chairman of the Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture authorized in the 1996 FAIR ACT. That farm bill was designed by then-House Speaker Pat Roberts, who now chairs the Senate Ag Committee. Flinchbaugh is an Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University.
Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
The comment deadline for the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is fast approaching. Lauren Lurkins, Director of Natural & Environmental Resources for Illinois Farm Bureau, explains why this is a plan Farm Bureau supports.