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  • Illinois Corn Marketing Board Partners with Gilbarco Veeder-Root To Bring Ethanol To Retailers

    Published: Mon. Sep 15th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    Illinois Corn Marketing Board will provide incentives for retailers to adopt Ethanol BLOOMINGTON, Ill – September 15, 2014 – The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as their partner to help drive the adoption of higher ethanol blend fuel in Illinois. The partnership brings together three industry leaders to provide retailers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make fuel dispensing equipment compatible with higher blends of ethanol more affordable for retailers. ICMB, which …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

    Published: Tue. Aug 19th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid                   (309) 827-0912 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Lou Lamoreux, a grain and livestock farmer from Lanark, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2014-15 term. Lamoreux, a Carroll County farmer, has served on the Board for five years. As Chairman, Lamoreux represents the organization as a whole and continues his obligations to corn farmers in District 12 which …Read More »
  • ILLINOIS FARMERS ELECT DIRECTORS TO CHECKOFF BOARD

    Published: Mon. Aug 4th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Corn Marketing Board will seat two returning and three new members at an upcoming meeting.  The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently announced the results of the farmer elections. IDOA Director Flider congratulated the farmers on their election and observed that it’s an honor to be chosen by one’s peers. The farmers elected to ICMB invest corn checkoff dollars as they are assessed and levied at the first point of sale. State law sets the assessment for …Read More »
  • STUDY PROVES LAND USE CHANGE DUE TO ETHANOL IS A MYTH

    Published: Wed. Jun 4th, 2014 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         CONTACT: Tricia Braid                    (309) 827-0912   Bloomington, Ill.—A new study finds that increased corn yields and more efficient use of corn ethanol co-products will greatly decrease land needed for ethanol production, flying in the face of conventional anti-ethanol criticisms. The research indicates crop land attributable to ethanol production will drop from the current 25% to as …Read More »
  • ETHANOL BLENDED FUEL CAN CUT THE PAIN OF SUMMER DRIVING SEASON FILL-UPS

    Published: Fri. May 23rd, 2014 by: TRICIA BRAID

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: Tricia Braid                    (309) 827-0912     BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—With Chicago-metro area gas prices hovering just under the $4 mark, motorists are more than likely looking for ways to save money the next time they pull up to fill’er-up. AAA reported in today’s Fuel Gauge Report the average price for regular unleaded in the Chicago-metro market at $3.959. In …Read More »
  • PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTION TO ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD

    Published: Thu. Apr 17th, 2014 by: Becky Finfrock

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Tricia Braid   309-827-0912   Bloomington, Ill - Petitions are now available for corn producers who are interested in running for a seat on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.  Petitions are available from local University of Illinois Extension offices or from the Department of Agriculture. To be eligible, producers must be of legal voting age, have produced and marketed corn during the 2013 commodity year, and reside in the district to be represented.  In order to …Read More »
  • WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    Published: Tue. Oct 1st, 2013 by: Lindsay Mitchell

    For Immediate Release Contact: Krista Lottinville  Krista.Lottinville@cgb.com   Bloomington – Elizabeth Koehler, Sparland and Taylor Hardy, Carthage, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to benefit their college educations in agricultural related fields from the Illinois AgriWomen as part of their Women Changing the Face of Agriculture program. Koehler is a student at the University of Illinois in Champaign, majoring in Agriculture Communications with a minor in Environmental Economics and Policy.  She is an active member of 4-H House, Ag …Read More »
  • VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    Published: Mon. Sep 16th, 2013 by: Becky Finfrock

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Becky Finfrock   (309) 827-0912   BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The votes have been tallied and the winners of the “Shoot It Straight” video contest have been determined after the finalists’ videos were displayed in the IL Corn exhibit at the 2013 Farm Progress Show. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) undertook the contest as a way to encourage youth to “Shoot It Straight” with good news about corn and agriculture in general. High school sophomore Dylan Stahly from …Read More »
  • NASCAR DRIVER TO SUPPORT CORN FARMERS, ETHANOL

    Published: Mon. Sep 9th, 2013 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid (309) 827-0912   CONCORD, N.C.- RAB Racing with Brack Maggard, driver Kenny Wallace, ToyotaCare and American Ethanol are proud to announce a milestone in NASCAR racing, as Wallace will be making his 900th NASCAR start at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, September 14th in the Dollar General 300. Joining the "900 Club", Wallace will be amongst an elite group of drivers including Richard Petty, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Jeff Burton, Dale …Read More »
  • NASCAR DRIVER TO PROMOTE E-85 AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW

    Published: Thu. Aug 22nd, 2013 by: Tricia Braid

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tricia Braid   (309) 827-0912     BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Legendary NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will be encouraging farmers to fill-up with E-85 at an appearance in the IL Corn exhibit at the Farm Progress Show. Wallace joins other NASCAR drivers in using an ethanol blend in their high-performance race cars. NASCAR has been using the ethanol blend in all three national series for three seasons, racing over 4.5 million miles using corn-based ethanol. Illinois Corn Marketing Board …Read More »

 
 
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