OpEd: Family farmers need the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  Jim Reed, an Illinois corn and soybean producer from DeLand and past president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association wrote the following editorial for the...

Illinois agriculture industry open for increased exports

Source: Pantagraph Mario Godinez was impressed by what he saw during a tour of the GSI production facility in Taylorville. GSI, which is owned by Agco,...

Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation is taking applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge through June 30th. Entrepreneurs can compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The...

Illinois Farmers You Could Win a New Ford F-150 Truck

How would you like to be cruising the country in a brand new Ford F-150? Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) members are eligible to win a...

2015 IPPA Scholarship Program!

These scholarships will be awarded to a total of nine students through the IPPA Scholarship program. The scholarships will be awarded as follows: Three Gold...

Illinois State FFA Convention Recap

FFA members from across the state gathered in Springfield, June 10-12 for the 86th annual State FFA Convention. New FFA Officers were elected, awards were...

Hundreds of PEDV cases reported in Illinois

Illinois agriculture officials say there have been hundreds of cases in Illinois of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) that’s been spreading across the country...

Fraley Honored by National Agriculture Group

Jim Fraley, livestock program director for Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), received national recognition recently for his work with animal agriculture. The National Institute for...

Illinois pork producers say bill would limit future operations

The Illinois Pork Producers Association says House Bill 5637 will have a negative effect on livestock producer expansion in the state. The Livestock Management Facilities...

Farm Credit Illinois Awards Grants To 4-H And FFA Youth

4-H clubs and FFA chapters throughout central and southern Illinois will implement valuable improvement projects in their community thanks to grants provided by Farm...