The resolutions committee of the Illinois Farm Bureau met July 7-8 in Bloomington to consider a number of policy proposals that had been submitted by county farm bureaus.
Serving on the resolutions is Ken Cripe, president of the Fayette County Farm Bureau.
Among the issues being considered are those relating to labor, agriculture education, renewable fuels and utilities. All of the committee's actions will be forwarded to county farm bureaus for their input and consideration.
The committee decided on five policy topics: livestock nuisance issues, the state fiscal crisis, improving the image of farmers, wind energy and road postings that cause economic hardships.
Those topics were published in the Aug. 2 edition of Farm Week.
The resolutions committee was comprised of about 25 members, including 18 county Farm Bureau presidents.
County Farm Bureaus will have another opportunity to submit policy proposals for consideration by the resolutions committee at its November meeting.
Delegates will vote on proposals at the IFB annual meeting Dec. 4-7 in St. Louis.