IFB leaders also discussed the importance of the trade deal in Washington this week.
IFB's president, four board directors and several staff members joined more than 150 other state Farm Bureau representatives in a series of sessions.
The collaboration can serve as a model for other states in the Midwest dealing with their own nutrient loss reduction strategies, according to Karl Williard.
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue confirmed farmers won't receive MFP payments for acres not planted. Find out answers to eight other questions.
Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, recently discussed trade and the BALE Act with the RFD Radio Network.
Chicago native with horticulture experience took over vacated seat, hopes to visit more farms.
Other funding levels remain stable for ag department to fulfill ongoing regulatory responsibilities.