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  • ICGA STATEMENT THANKING IL DELEGATION FOR GMO LABELING VOTE

    Published: Thu. Jul 14th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.--Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, Ill., and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, released the following statement following the House vote on a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling bill today.  The bill would prevent a patchwork of state by state labeling laws. “Illinois farmers offer a huge thank you to the entire Illinois delegation for their positive votes on a national GMO labeling bill this week.  Today, 16 out of 18 Illinois House members voted in favor of the …Read More »
  • ICGA STATEMENT THANKING SENATOR KIRK FOR SUPPORTING NATIONAL GMO LABELING LAW

    Published: Fri. Jul 8th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.--Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, Ill., and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, released the following statement following the Senate vote on a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling bill last night.  The bill would prevent a patchwork of state by state labeling laws. “Thank you to Senator Kirk for voting in favor of this bill to prevent a patchwork of state by state GMO labeling laws last night!  This is a very much needed measure to make national commerce …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS VISIT FUELING STATION FEATURING ETHANOL BLENDS

    Published: Tue. Jun 28th, 2016 by: Tricia Braid

    Oak Lawn, Ill.--Thanks to the business leadership of Thorntons, Inc., and the availability of an innovative public-private partnership, another retail location is available for motorists to choose to fuel up with E15 or E85, fuel blends that include America's best renewable fuel choice: corn-based ethanol. Thorntons, a regional, family-owned fuel company, is committed to making renewable fuels more widely available. To that end, they are in the process of converting 43 locations in Illinois to sell both E85 and Unleaded15 …Read More »
  • SOIL HEALTH FIELD DAYS TO HELP ILLINOIS FARMERS ADOPT NEW PRACTICES

    Published: Fri. Jun 17th, 2016 by: Taylor McDonald

    Bloomington, Ill. – Illinois farmers interested in adopting progressive agricultural practices to improve the health of their soil can learn from their peers at a series of field days this summer. The  Soil Health Partnership will showcase how changing nutrient management and tillage strategies, along with cover crop adoption, can create lasting economic and environmental benefits. The organization plans about 12 field days throughout the state, beginning in June and running through September. Confirmed events include: June 23: …Read More »
  • ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA's PROPOSED RULE FOR ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS

    Published: Thu. May 19th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.--Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, Ill., and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, released the following statement after learning of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2017 to cap corn-based ethanol volumes at 14.8 billion gallons, below the 15 billion gallon set by statute for the Renewable Fuel Standard. “While Illinois corn farmers are happy to see the ethanol blend levels increase for 2017, we remain …Read More »
  • STATEMENT FROM ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU AND ILLINOIS RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION REGARDING ANTI-ETHANOL CAMPAIGN

    Published: Wed. Feb 17th, 2016 by: Hannah Ferguson

    CONTACT:                     Tricia Braid                                                      Rachel Torbert           Communications Director Media Relations Manager                      Illinois Corn Growers Association               Illinois Farm Bureau           …Read More »
  • IL CORN PRECISION CONSERVATION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT

    Published: Fri. Feb 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    IL CORN PRECISION CONSERVATION PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—A precision conservation program geared to get more farmers engaged in best management practices that protect water quality and prevent nutrient loss has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Precision Conservation Management (PCM) program was submitted by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to the USDA for consideration for funding under the agency’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The funding announcement was made at the …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS STATEMENT REGARDING CONGRESSIONAL PASSAGE OF OMNIBUS AND TAX EXTENDERS BILLS

    Published: Fri. Dec 18th, 2015 by: Hannah Ferguson

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-- Illinois Corn Growers Association President Jeff Jarboe, a family farmer from Loda, made the following statement after hearing of Congressional passage of the omnibus and tax extender bills, two pieces of legislation holding important provisions for agriculture.                                                                                   …Read More »
  • ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA's FINAL RULE REGARDING ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS

    Published: Mon. Nov 30th, 2015 by: Hannah Ferguson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid  (309) 557-3257   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.--Jeff Jarboe, a farmer from Loda, Ill., and Illinois Corn Growers Association President, released the following statement after learning of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final decision regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. “The Administration and EPA have struck another blow against agriculture with their final rule on the RFS RVO numbers. The only acceptable decision by EPA would have …Read More »
  • ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING PHILIP NELSON'S RESIGNATION FROM AG DEPARTMENT

    Published: Fri. Sep 25th, 2015 by: Hannah Ferguson

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ken Hartman, Jr, a family farmer from Waterloo, IL, released the following statement in response to Philip Nelson’s resignation as the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. “Illinois Corn Growers Association wishes outgoing Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Philip Nelson well as he leaves the Department. We owe him our thanks for his service to the industry in this position and in the many others he’s held. Having a farmer at …Read More »

 
 
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