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Issues» June 2017

USEPA Begins Process to Rescind the Waters of the US Rule

06/29/2017 @ 9:13 am | By Bona Heinsohn

Earlier this summer, USEPA issued its proposed rule to rescind the 2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.  This is the first of a two-part approach Administrator Pruitt plans to take to rescind and then replace the WOTUS rule.  Both parts of the plan will undergo notice and comment, and therefore, Farm Bureau and interested members will have opportunities at both times to file public comments. 

Cook County Minimum Wage Increase to go into Effect on July 1

06/20/2017 @ 5:16 am | By Bona Heinsohn

Under an ordinance approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Cook County employers will be required to pay the following hourly rates...

Farm Bureau Schedules Staff Exchange Program for Legislators and Staff

06/12/2017 @ 9:07 am | By Bona Heinsohn

On Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 25 Cook County Farm Bureau® is hosting a Cook County farm-business/food processor tour for Cook County government officials and staff.