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Farm Bureau Actively Engaging in Conversations Regarding the Cook County Wheel Tax

10/10/2018 @ 8:50 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

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.

Farm Bureau Supports the Chicago Horse Carriage Industry

10/04/2018 @ 8:55 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

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.

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.

Farm Vehicle Regulations

12/13/2017 @ 12:17 pm | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

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.

Harvest Season Emergency Declared, Overweight Permit Now Available

11/10/2017 @ 5:11 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a state harvest season emergency earlier this month, giving road jurisdictions authority to issue Harvest Season Emergency Permits.