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  • 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 »
  • CORN GROWERS GIVE AWAY LAWN MOWER

    Published: Tue. Aug 25th, 2015 by: Hannah Ferguson

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. --Illinois Corn Growers Association is giving away a new, John Deere Z925M Flex Fuel Zero-Turn lawn mower at the Farm Progress Show, the value of which illustrates the lost nutrient investment in an example farm in the Decatur area. Decatur, the home of the 2015 Farm Progress Show, falls in the Upper Sangamon watershed. Nitrate-nitrogen losses in the area average 26 pounds per acre on tile-drained land according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Department of …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS RALLY ON CAPITOL HILL

    Published: Wed. Jul 15th, 2015 by: Hannah Ferguson

    WASHINGTON, DC.—Corn farmers from Illinois, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, and U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth joined hundreds of others today at a rally on Capitol Hill telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to follow Congress’ intent on the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Here at the Rally for Rural America we’re basically giving the EPA one message and that is to leave the RFS alone,” explained Kenneth Hartman, Jr., a family farmer from Waterloo who serves as the Illinois Corn Growers Association President. …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS PERFECT FIT FOR NEW USDA ETHANOL PROGRAM

    Published: Fri. May 29th, 2015 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid (309) 557-3257 BLOOMINGTON, Ill--Illinois motorists are in a perfect position to benefit from a $100 million grant program announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would improve fueling infrastructure to offer higher blends of ethanol. The so-called Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership will support the infrastructure needed to make higher ethanol blend options available to consumers. Specifically, USDA will administer competitive grants to match funding for state-led efforts to market higher blends of renewable …Read More »
  • ICGA REACTION TO EPA PROPOSAL TO REDUCE CORN ETHANOL RVO

    Published: Fri. May 29th, 2015 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tricia Braid (309) 557-3257   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ken Hartman, Jr, a family farmer from Waterloo, IL, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014, 2015, and 2016.  “EPA has attacked U.S. farmers for the second time this week, clearly illustrating that the Agency is in the anti-agriculture corner. Today they released the Renewable Fuel Standard RVO numbers …Read More »
  • ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING PHILIP NELSON'S CONFIRMATION AS AG DIRECTOR

    Published: Thu. Mar 19th, 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 the Illinois Senate’s confirmation of Philip Nelson as the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. “Illinois Corn Growers Association congratulates Director Philip Nelson on his confirmation by the Illinois Senate to lead the Illinois Department of Agriculture. We value our relationship with the leadership and staff at IDOA and I’m certain that with Director Nelson …Read More »

 
 
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