What We Do

About Us

The Illinois Farmers Union (ILFU) strives to enhance quality of life for the state’s family farmers and their customers through educational opportunities, co-operative endeavors and civic engagement.

Founded in 1942, the ILFU’s members are the drivers of its policy positions.

Members engage elected Illinois officials and public agencies, and press them to implement and enforce laws and regulations that will strengthen Illinois’ agriculture.

State legislators look to ILFU when deciding how to vote on policies that will have an impact on issues such as:


* Country of Origin Labeling

* Genetically Modified Crops

* Competitive Markets

* Monopolies and Concentration in Agriculture

* Conservation

* Energy and Food Security

* Sustainability