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  • STATEMENT REGARDING THE NOMINATION OF SONNY PERDUE TO USDA SECRETARY

    Published: Thu. Jan 19th, 2017 by: Tricia Braid

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding President-Elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “We’re pleased to see that President-Elect Trump has chosen to nominate Sonny Perdue to his Cabinet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture plays an important role for corn farmers. By all accounts it seems that Mr. Perdue is well situated to quickly get up to speed and continue …Read More »
  • ETHANOL GHG EMISSIONS 43 PERCENT LOWER THAN GASOLINE

    Published: Thu. Jan 12th, 2017 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Corn-based ethanol emits 43 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than gasoline when measured on an energy equivalent basis, according to a new USDA report, “A Life-Cycle Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Corn-Based Ethanol.” The new calculation accounts for more efficient farming methods and more conservation practices that reduce GHG emissions including reduced tillage, cover crops, and improved nitrogen management.  Ethanol production technologies are also increasingly more efficient. “The report provides a sound incorporation of …Read More »
  • STATEMENT REGARDING CROP PRODUCTION REPORT

    Published: Thu. Jan 12th, 2017 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Crop Production Report. “Today’s Crop Production Report finalizing yields, usage and ending stocks for 2016 was basically unchanged from the December estimate, so no surprises for corn farmers.  Production at 174.6 bushels per acre in the U.S. is a record-setting number, with the Illinois yield of 197 bushel per acre the second highest in our history.  …Read More »
  • STU ELLIS: MEDIA AWARD RECIPIENT

    Published: Mon. Dec 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2016 Excellence in Media Award was given to Stu Ellis, S2LS Ag Communications, at the ICGA Annual Meeting today at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.  The award is given each year to a member of the media who promotes Illinois agriculture and specifically, Illinois corn and corn farmers, thru their media coverage. “It makes me happy to recognize a fixture in our ag industry with this media award,” said …Read More »
  • FARMER RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO ETHANOL

    Published: Mon. Dec 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Bloomington, IL – Bob Fitzpatrick, retired Illinois farmer and former leader of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA), was recognized today for his work in support of the ethanol industry. He was presented with the Ethanol Award which seeks to celebrate the contributions of individuals that promote the ethanol industry. “Bob Fitzpatrick left his mark on the Illinois ethanol industry during his tenure on the ICGA board.  He was always willing to stand up for Illinois corn farmers, for the …Read More »
  • ADAMS HONORED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

    Published: Mon. Dec 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Bloomington, IL – Susan Adams, Atlanta, IL family farmer, is the recipient of the ICGA 2016 Environmental Award. The award recognizes individuals who exhibit commitment to conservation and environmental preservation. “Sue Adams has been an incredible asset to Illinois corn farmers over the years.  She’s always been a voice that drives discussion and questions the status quo.  Her commitment to our natural resources and her ambition to make Illinois farmers constantly better is admirable,” said Jeff Jarboe, Loda farmer and …Read More »
  • SULLIVAN RECEIVES FRIEND OF AG AWARD

    Published: Mon. Dec 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Bloomington, IL – John Sullivan, Illinois State Senator (D-Rushville), is the 2016 Friend of Ag Award Recipient.  The Friend of Ag Award seeks to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Illinois agricultural industry and who have sought to represent agriculture in the highest accord. Sullivan was first elected to the Senate in 2002.  He was appointed Assistant Majority Leader in 2011 and served most recently on the Senate’s Agriculture, Higher Education, Financial Institutions, Transportation, State Government and …Read More »
  • ETHANOL PROMOTER RECOGNIZED BY CORN GROWERS

    Published: Mon. Dec 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Bloomington, IL – John Sullivan, retiring State Senator (D-Rushville), was recognized by the Illinois Corn Growers Association for his work in support of the ethanol industry during their Annual Meeting at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center today. He was presented with the Ethanol Award which seeks to celebrate the contributions of individuals that promote the ethanol industry. “Senator Sullivan has been a tireless advocate for agriculture – one that will be sorely missed.  Advocating for agriculture in general and …Read More »
  • ICGA CELEBRATES ART BUNTING’S SERVICE TO IL CORN FARMERS

    Published: Mon. Dec 12th, 2016 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    Bloomington, IL – Art Bunting of Dwight is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award presented at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 22, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal.  The World of Corn Award goes to individuals, organizations or businesses for making significant contributions to the corn industry. The special award, now in its 26th year, was created to recognize the global importance of corn, and specifically honor individual pacesetters that have …Read More »
  • ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA'S FINAL RULE FOR 2017 ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS

    Published: Wed. Nov 23rd, 2016 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Tricia Braid November 23, 2016  (309) 830-3393   ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING EPA’s FINAL RULE FOR 2017 ETHANOL BLEND LEVELS BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2017. “Corn farmers are thankful this week for a large corn crop, and now, based on U.S. EPA’s announcement regarding the …Read More »

 
 
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