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May 29, 2020

Planting Still Ahead of Average Pace

IPPA Offering Disposal Grants

Illinois FSA Outlines CFAP Details

May 28, 2020

Corn Planting Slows but Nears the Finish Line

What You Should Know as Illinois Enters ‘Recovery’ Phase

May 27, 2020

USDA Finds Grocery Prices Rising at Highest Rate Since 2012

Loans Available for Rural Businesses and Producers

Syngenta to Build West of Kish College

Cover Crop Guidelines Updated

May 26, 2020

CFAP Application Details

CFAP Signup Begins Today

Ethanol Outlook Remains Uncertain

May 22, 2020

Harvest Levels Begin Normalizing in Hog Industry

IFB Board Requests Restore Illinois Changes 

Statement from IFB Regarding Passage of CFAP

May 21, 2020

Purdue/Microsoft Collab Calculates Supply Risk from Worker Illness

Profit Watch: Lots of Grain to Move

IDOA Handles Nearly 500 Online Pesticide Applicator Exams

May 20, 2020

CFAP Details and Application

Federal Stimulus Details – IFB

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Details – IFB

May 19, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend Warm-Up Expected

President Trump Announces Direct Payments to Farmers

FSA Updates Acreage Reporting Policy

May 18, 2020

IFB COVID-19 Resources

USDA Secretary Says Despite Plant Closures, He Does Not Anticipate Food Shortages

U.S. Pork, Beef Exports Sizzle in First Quarter

May 15, 2020

USDA: Illinois Wheat Yield Up Five Bushels from Year Ago

CFAP Applications Opening Soon

Planting Rolls Between Rains, Frost Injury Not Extensive

May 14, 2020

Positive News in Pig Business, Still Many Concerns

Illinois Farm Bureau COVID-19 Resource Updates

May 13, 2020

The Road from Farm to Table РPurdue 

Farm Bureau Ramps Up Farm to Food Bank Efforts

IFB Members Urged to Respond to Action Request

May 12, 2020

How is COVID-19 Impacting Farm Business Decisions?

USDA Forecasts Record Corn Production, Jump in Exports

Canceled or Postponed? 2020 Illinois County Fairs

May 11, 2020

Equipment Industry Facing ‘Challenging Times’

IDOA Takes Emergency Action to Amend Livestock Mortality Rules

Planting Progress a Tale of Two Seasons

May 8, 2020

Perdue: “We’ve Turned the Corner” on Meatpacking Disruptions

Livestock Supplies, Equipment Needed

Coronavirus, ASF Among Factors Affecting US-China Trade Status

PPP and EIDL What Farmers Need to Know

May 7, 2020

Don’t Ignore Mental Health During Stressful Time

Secretary of State Office Reports CDL Work Going Smoothly

Packing Plant Backup Surpasses 1.5 Million Hogs

May 6, 2020

An Update on Illinois Packing Plants

What Do Vegetable Growers Do When Restaurants Close?

May 5, 2020

U of I Extension Hosting Webinar on Invasive Species

Additional Commodity Purchases Coming Later in 2020

How Will We Heal Illinois’ Agri-Food System

May 4, 2020

Fast Start to Planting Season Slowed by Widespread Rains

Financial Assistance for Livestock Mortality Disposal

Wheat Crop Survives Weather Challenges

Shortage of Carbon Dioxide Threatens Food & Beverage Industries

May 1, 2020

Don’t Sweat it if Your Corn Isn’t Planted by May Day

Packing Plant Reopenings Will Begin ‘Maybe by End of this Week’

Illinois Farmers Eligible for WHIP + Payments

Fast Start to Planting Season Slowed by Rain

Financial Assistance for Livestock Mortality Disposal

April 30, 2020

“Wait and See” Approach Taken for Illinois County Fairs

USMCA Will Enter into Force July 1

April 29, 2020

IL Pig Farmers Applaud President’s Implementation of Defense Production Act

Illinois Farm Bureau Presidents Participates in Coronavirus Q&A

April 28, 2020

Trump Signs Executive Order to Keep Meat Processing Plants Open

Illinois Farm Bureau COVID-19 Resources

Illinois Farm Bureau Actions to Support Livestock Industry

IFB President Comments on Illinois Economy & Stay at Home Extension