Marcia Willhite, Bureau Chief of Illinois EPA’s Bureau of Water, spoke at the 6th annual AgMaster’s Conference on the U of I campus. She talked about the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy and how ag was at the discussion table the entire time. Access the strategy at www.epa.state.il.us
Invention of the Brownie
Believe it or not, the brownie was invented in Chicago. It happened in the hotel that happens to host the Illinois Farm Bureau annual meeting each year. Ken Price runs the hotel’s museum and has wonderful stories to tell.
Affordable Care Act Penalties
Do you own a small business and have a couple of employees? You may need to know some important information about medical reimbursements. Andy Biebl is a CPA with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP and has the details.
Milk Prices to Drop
Ohio State University Extension dairy specialist Normand St-Pierre says the price of milk is already starting to fall. And looking at how milk products have been trading recently, he says 2015 will see milk prices drop by about 20%. You may read the full article at www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/230571/230571.html.
IL FB Annual Meeting
Adam Nielsen is the Director of National Legislation and Policy Development for Illinois Farm Bureau. We visited about issues in Washington during their annual meeting in Chicago. Issues include transportation, immigration and federal spending.