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  • 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 »
  • ICGA STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. EPA'S CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

    Published: Thu. Jun 5th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid                   (309) 557-3257   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Gary Hudson, a family farmer from Hindsboro, IL, released the following statement in response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy’s plans on climate change policies. “When Administrator McCarthy made her announcement earlier this week regarding greenhouse gas emission reductions, it really made us at the Illinois Corn Growers Association whip our head around …Read More »
  • WRDA PASSES BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE

    Published: Thu. May 22nd, 2014 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           CONTACT: Lindsay Mitchell                       (309) 557-3257     BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) celebrates the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) through both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate today.  This is another small step in a very long journey to update the locks and dams on …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS CATCH UP ON PLANTING

    Published: Mon. May 12th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: TRICIA BRAID                 309-830-3393 (cell)   Today’s Illinois Crop Progress and Planting Report released from the Illinois Agricultural Statistics Services indicates that 78% of corn acreage is now planted in Illinois, a testament to the larger machinery, enhanced technology, and improved efficiencies of today’s family farmers. Anecdotally, most in the corn industry believe a third of the corn crop can go in during a week’s time with good weather …Read More »

 
 
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