Our Corn Scoops stories represent a collection of news from various sources that Illinois corn farmers might find valuable. From time to time, we also sprinkle in a bit of opinion! Our goal for Corn Scoops is to provide a service to our membership – a one stop location to catch up on the important issues of the week and to keep up to date on Illinois agriculture.
Published: Thu. Mar 5th, 2015 by: Tricia BraidIn this audio update from IL Corn, Don Duvall, a farmer from Carmi, explains the grassroots policy updates that Illinois delegates brought to Corn Congress last week. Duvall explains that some policy was no longer necessary due to the passage of WRRDA, but other policies remain vital. Transportation infrastructure improvements is one of the corn checkoff’s top 4 priorities.
Published: Wed. Mar 4th, 2015 by: Tricia BraidAt last week’s Corn Congress, Paul Jeschke, a corn farmer from Mazon in Grundy County, joined his peers in representing IL corn farmers in developing grassroots policy. Jeschke spoke to policies that will move the needle on improving corn demand. Your profitability is our bottom line at IL Corn and we know that developing policies to improve demand as you continue to grow record crops should be a top priority. In this audio update Jeschke speaks about the outlook for ethanol expansion. As Jeschke explains, if we can move another 300 million gallons of ethanol into the ethanol, …Read More »
Published: Tue. Mar 3rd, 2015 by: Tricia BraidIllinois corn farmers are represented their peers last week at Corn Congress, the grassroots policy session of the National Corn Growers Association. In this audio update, Illinois Corn Growers Association delegate to Corn Congress, Paul Jeschke, talks about the policy changes IL Corn sought regarding ethanol. Jeschke also serves IL corn farmers by sitting on the NCGA ethanol action team.
Published: Mon. Mar 2nd, 2015 by: Lindsay MitchellFarmers Now Have Until March 31 to Update Yields and Reallocate Base Acres; Deadline for Choosing Between ARC and PLC also Remains March 31 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to farmers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage …Read More »