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Actively working to secure a better future for agricultural interests in Cook County.

Elimination of Stepped-up Basis Poses Hazards to Family Farms
05/10/2021 @ 3:20 pm

Capital gains taxes are based on the change in the value of an asset, such as farmland, livestock or timber, when that asset is sold. Currently, the top capital gains tax rate is 20%. To reduce the capital gains tax, farmers and ranchers use stepped-up basis, which provides a reset for the basis during intergenerational transfers.

County Considering Revisions to Ethics Ordinance
05/10/2021 @ 9:10 am

Cook County’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee remains committed to revising the county’s ethics ordinance, specifically, sections related to fiduciary duty. The changes provide that officials, Board or commission appointees, and employees shall disclose any conflicts of interests to the appropriate party and recuse oneself from voting or participating in a decision involving the conflict of interest.

Cook County Farm Bureau Summer Selfie Contest
05/08/2021 @ 11:05 am

Join us as we kick off the Cook County Farm Bureau Summer Selfie Contest! We are holding this contest to obtain usable and appropriate photos that accurately portray today’s agriculture in Cook County. Win one of three cash prizes in three different categories in June, July, and August.

Master Gardener Resource Center Re-Opened in April
05/07/2021 @ 3:15 pm

The Cook County Farm Bureau® and the University of Illinois Extension continue to partner on a project that benefits local Farm Bureau members and the general public.  Since Monday, April 12th, the Master Gardeners have been available to answer questions from members and the general public related to gardening and horticulture. This program will run through mid-November of 2021.

Start Seeing Monarchs Cook County Farm Bureau to Install Pollinator Garden on Building Grounds
05/07/2021 @ 9:00 am

A third of the food and drink individuals consume depends on pollination. As a keystone group, the survival of many other plant and animal species depend on pollinators for their survival. Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds, and bats.

Greenhouses, Garden Centers Are Open 2021
05/07/2021 @ 7:00 am

Consider a member business for all your planting and landscaping needs this spring!

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