Piatt County Farm Bureau

LEADER PAGE - 10/18/17

TRUMP FLIP-FLOPS ON HEALTH CARE DEAL – Just a day after saying he would support a bipartisan congressional health plan which maintained subsidies for insurance companies, President Donald Trump changed course, saying the deal might benefit insurance companies too much. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray, who have been working on it for months, stepped up the roll out last week when Trump announced changes aimed at dismantling the ACA. (USA TODAY)


NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS EXTENDED – U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials Tuesday agreed to extend NAFTA negotiations into the first quarter of 2018. The most recent round of talks, which ended Tuesday, ended in hostility over aggressive U.S. demands on autos, a five-year sunset clause and Canada’s dairy regulations. Representatives of all three countries agreed they faced “significant conceptual gaps” in the upcoming talks. (Reuters)


GRASSLEY TAKES USDA TO TASK – Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Tuesday said the USDA was “just pandering to big corporations,” when the agency announced it wouldn’t implement an Obama-era rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs under contract for U.S. meat processors. “They aren’t interested in the family farmer,” Grassley said. “The USDA is the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the U.S. Department of Big Agribusiness.” (Des Moines Register)


GUEBERT RECOMMENDS CHANGES TO WOTUS DEFINITION – Illinois farmers need a definition of “waters of the U.S.” that provides clarity and certainty – a definition understood without an attorney, engineer or consultant, IFB President Richard Guebert, Jr., recommended Tuesday to the U.S. EPA. “I want to be very clear in this statement: Illinois farmers demand a better version of the WOTUS rule,” he said. Guebert made six recommendations for the revised definition of WOTUS. (FarmWeekNow.com)


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Six Flags - St. Louis, Six Flags - Great America, Holiday World, Adventureland, Raging Rivers & Silver Dollar City discounted tickets are all available online for purchase. Please call our office at 217-762-2128 or email piattfb@piattfs.com for the discount codes and websites if you are a Farm Bureau Member.

Piatt County Farm Bureau sells:

Skinless Peanuts - $5.50

BBQ Spice - $9.00

Louie's Italian Beef Seasoning - $2.00

Pecans - $12.00 

SMV Decals - $4.50

SMV Decal Kits - $11.00

Personalized Member Signs - $20.00

The Piatt County Farm Bureau is selling "Start Seeing Farmers" shirts in three colors for $9.00/each.  If you purchase 5 shirts, you get the 6th one free!  Stop in today to purchase!

Piatt County Farm Bureau Member Signs

We are selling Piatt County Farm Bureau Member Signs, which can be personalized, for $20.00.  They will be personalized with the members name or farm name and the year that they joined the Farm Bureau.  These are great to put up in a shed, barn, or by your field to show that you are a proud member of the Piatt County Farm Bureau.  If interested in purchasing a sign, please complete the information below and send it to the Farm Bureau at 427 West Marion Street, Monticello, IL 61856 or email it to piattfb@piattfs.com.  We can look up the year you joined.  There are a limited number available so don't wait!  Order yours today!



We are selling a few of these souvenir tractors that we have left from our tractor drive. Each tractor is numbered and comes with a numbered box. We will be doing a series of tractors to correspond with our tractor drive each year. You can get them at our office for $20 each. The funds will go to our foundation for scholarships.