In September, Cook County Farm Bureau® sent the following letter to the Department of Revenue and Cook County Commissioners regarding the Wheel Tax:
Numerous Cook County Farm Bureau® members have voiced concerns regarding the Cook County Wheel Tax.
Cook County Farm Bureau® sent the following letter to the Chicago Committee on Licenses and Consumer Protection in support of the Chicago horse carriage industry:
Carriage horses are an iconic part of Chicago.
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 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.
Farm vehicle regulations are numerous and often difficult to find and understand. Detailed below are just a few of the regulations governing the transportation of farm products and the movement of farm vehicles on the roadway.
Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a state harvest season emergency earlier this month, giving road jurisdictions authority to issue Harvest Season Emergency Permits.