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Issues» September 2018

Harvest Season Emergency Permit Now Available

09/14/2018 @ 2:10 pm | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

Earlier this fall, Governor Bruce Rauner declared an emergency harvest period until December 31. This permit is only applicable for the transportation of all agricultural commodities from “Illinois’ fields to market and also to and between storage or processing facilities.”

Farm Bureau Negotiates Changes to Cook County Zoning Code

09/04/2018 @ 8:55 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

Farm Bureau actively engaged with Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri, Chairman of the Committee on Building and Zoning and the Building and Zoning Department to minimize the impact of zoning changes on Cook County agriculture.