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  • 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 »
  • 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 EPA's RVO RULE ANNOUNCEMENT

    Published: Fri. Nov 21st, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Tricia Braid (309) 830-3393 Gary Hudson (217) 276-2350   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The following is a statement from Gary Hudson, Hindsboro, IL, farmer  and president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, in response to today's U.S. EPA announcement related to the Renewable Fuel Standard and the RVO rule. “EPA's decision to retract their proposed rule is the right one. We've been saying for a year that the Agency had no authority to make such a move. It’s good …Read More »
  • THINK ABOUT MARKET BARRIERS WHEN CASTING YOUR VOTE

    Published: Wed. Oct 29th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: TRICIA BRAID 309-557-3257   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Corn Growers Association is urging farmers, as they head to the polls, to think about how each candidate might change government policies that restrict market access. These limitations to market access are further pushing corn prices down to levels that will, in some cases, result in farm program and crop insurance payments. “Obviously, based on basic economic principles, we can expect a big crop to mean lower prices, all …Read More »
  • PILES OF CORN AND LIMITATIONS TO MARKET ACCESS

    Published: Wed. Oct 22nd, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Tricia Braid                     (309) 557-3257   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Millions of bushels of corn are already in temporary or emergency storage in Illinois and the corn harvest isn’t even half completed as of yet: where will all the corn go and when will we see at least break-even prices again? These questions are top of mind as Illinois farmers get back to work this week to bring in a …Read More »
  • OIL MONOPOLY LIMITS CONSUMER CHOICE, SAVINGS

    Published: Thu. Jul 10th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois is the perfect example of how oil companies control the gasoline marketplace, limit choice, and make sure lower-priced fuels don’t make it to the pump. Mirroring the national gasoline marketplace conditions revealed in a recently released report, the biggest gasoline retailers in Illinois limit choice, while independent and regional retailers serve their customers well, according to Gary Hudson, Illinois Corn Growers Association President. “I wasn’t surprised by the Renewable Fuels Association report,” Hudson said. “We see Big …Read More »
  • OBAMA SIGNS LOCK & DAM BILL INTO LAW

    Published: Tue. Jun 10th, 2014 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lindsay Mitchell                     (309) 557-3257   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Today, President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act into law, signaling agreement that updating locks and dams, not just maintaining them, needs to be a priority for America. The bill reforms the funding mechanism for Olmsted Lock and Dam completion, authorizing 85 percent of the funding to come from the federal government and only 15 percent …Read More »

 
 
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