Policy and Legislation

IFB Policy

Illinois Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy-development process provides members the opportunity to express thoughts and ideas on important issues impacting agriculture. When properly supported through the grassroots policy-development process, these concerns are considered and may be adopted by the voting delegates at the organization’s annual meeting each December.

Policies approved at the annual meeting direct IFB’s legislative priorities and programming. It is from this grassroots input and direction that Farm Bureau realizes its strength as an organization to serve the needs of the members. Adopted policies become the public policy positions of IFB.

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AFBF Policy

IFB policies that are national in scope are forwarded to the American Farm Bureau Federation for consideration during its policy-development process. Policies adopted at the AFBF annual meeting become both AFBF’s and Illinois’ public policy positions on national and international issues.

Submit a policy suggestion to the Clinton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors below.

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Click below to find the latest IFB and AFBF Policy Books.
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Federal Legislators

Senator Dick Durbin

Washington, D.C.
711 Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2152

230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 3892, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-4952

Senator Tammy Duckworth

Washington, D.C.
524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2854

230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 3900, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 886-3506

Congressman Mike Bost

U.S. House of Representatives 12th District Washington, D.C.
352 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Phone:(202) 225-5661

Effingham, IL
101 North 4th St., Suite 302, Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 240-3170

State Legislators

Senator Jason Plummer

Senator 54th District

Springfield Office:
309M Capitol Building, Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-5755

District Office:
310 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: (618) 283-3000

Representative Charles Meier

Illinois House of Representatives 108th District

Springfield Office:
200-7N Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-6401

District Office:
121 Broadway, Suite 1, Highland, IL 62249
Phone: (618) 651-0405
Email: [email protected]

Representative Blaine Wilhour

Illinois House of Representatives 107th District

Springfield Office:
213-N Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-0066

District Office:
304 East Jefferson Avenue, Suite A, Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 994-9348
Email: [email protected]

"Adopted" Legislator Eva-Dina Delgado

Illinois House of Representatives 3rd District

Springfield Office:
244-W Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-0480

District Office:
6309 W. Belmount Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (773) 237-4558
Email: [email protected]

Looking for your local legislator?

FB ACT Program


FB ACT (Farm Bureau Agricultural Contact Team) is a program helping you take back your influence in Washington, Springfield and even your own backyard. FB ACT is a tool to contact your elected official and ask them to vote in support of Illinois farmers.

When legislation arises, you may be contacted by email or a text message on your cell phone.

As an FB ACT member, you are asked to respond to every action request. The better question is what do you expect from yourself? FB ACT has little to do with our expectations and more to do with the steps you’re willing to take to protect your farm.

Farmers! FB ACT is the final step in IFB’s grassroots policy process. After an IFB voting member brings an idea, it’s researched, voted on and made into policy.

The policy then needs to be put into action. That’s where you come in.

As an FB ACT member, you’ll make the phone call, send the email, use social media or attend the meeting that will help turn policy into a law, regulation or statement that supports you and your fellow farmers.

Click here to complete the online form. Or text “FARM” to 52886 to receive text messages. You can contact your county Farm Bureau for more information.


How to Sign Up for FB ACT

How to Complete an Action Request


ACTIVATOR is Illinois Farm Bureau’s® political action committee. ACTIVATOR helps us elect candidates who work for our interests in Washington and Springfield. ACTIVATOR builds strong relationships with legislators and helps us achieve our legislative priorities.


Encourage good government

Head off burdensome legislation and regulations

Increase personal involvement in the political process

Respond to farmers’ positions and the changing political climate

For more information on ACTIVATOR, please visit our brand new website at www.ilfbactivator.org.