Link to "AFT Farmland Preservation.mp4"
Did you miss our Farmland Use update from American Farmland Trust? You can view it here. There is great information on the status of farmland conservation and preservation in the US and more specifically in Illinois and what policy actions AFT is recommending to preserve farmland for future generations.
Link to "Progressive Income Tax.mp4"
Find out more about the Progressive Income Tax question that will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Kevin Semlow, Illinois Farm Bureau, is the featured speaker during this meeting.
Link to "County townhall.mp4"
CCFB hosted a conversation with Champaign County Sheriff Heuerman and County Executive Kloeppel. Topics ranged from farm safety and the county budget, to the county response to COVID-19
Link to "Farm Economy Update.mp4"
David Oppedahl, Sr. Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, discussed the state of the farm economy in the Midwest. Follow the link to listen in on a deep dive into factors impacting farmland value, cash rent trends, and farm profitability.
Link to "National Legislative Town Hall.mp4"
Listen in as Congressmen Davis and Shimkus discussed national legislative issues and followed up with a Q & A session.
Link to "Safety Meeting.mp4"
Click on the link to listen in on the Farm Safety Meeting featuring Amy Rademaker from Carle's Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety and Dave Newcomb from IFSI. Topics range from mental health to the use of fire extinguishers!
Link to "toolshed meeting.mp4"
A Virtual Toolshed meeting took place in early August. Check out Mark Gebhards, Illinois Farm Bureau, covering a wide range of state and national legislative issues.