Tricia Braid

Sep 25, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Farm Policy

IL Corn understands the importance of Farm Bill legislation to your bottom line as a farmer. That's why we hosted listening sessions throughout the state last year to illuminate your concerns and needs. We used that information to reach out to legislators and invigorate their positions on the Farm Bill. However, you might still have questions about the implications of this far-reaching piece of farm policy. That's why the College of ACES at the University of Illinois is holding a chat on Twitter with two Farm Bill experts. Learn more by reading the text from the official flyer:


Believe it or not, the Farm Bill impacts many areas of our lives, regardless of our connection to the farm. With sections including commodity programs, disaster assistance, conservation programs, and nutrition programs, the Farm Bill’s reach extends to many unexpected spaces. With scheduled 2018 expiration, the debate is heating up. Join us for a Twitter chat on Sept. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. CT with ACES experts from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics and the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program. Jonathan Coppess, clinical assistant professor, and Gary Schnitkey, professor, will share what you need to know about how the Farm Bill impacts your life. Use #askACES to ask your questions and engage in the conversation!