Members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) list "representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC" among the top three reasons they remain one of our over 4,000 members. And they are right! ICGA does a great job representing Illinois corn farmers on a state and a national level.
Illinois farmers have enjoyed the Yield Trend Endorsement, saving them money on their crop insurance, because of the work of ICGA. In fact, the work of ICGA contributed to the availability of crop insurance at all, as well as access to other farm programs, voluntary water quality standards, trade with other countries, and ethanol marketing opportunities.
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A coalition of Illinois farm associations joined together to make 2023 the Year of the Farmer with a statewide campaign that launched during Super Bowl. The message? Ninety-six percent of Illinois farms are family owned and operated. Research tells us that non-farmers would put this number closer to 50 percent. In fact, others in Illinois think that about 47 percent of farms are family owned, with 53 percent being corporately controlled. That’s a statistic that – though untrue – concerns a lot of our neighbors because they aren’t sure they trust the decisions a corporation would make for Illinois’s exceedingly fertile resources.
Stay updated on Illinois Corn Growers Association efforts to advocate in Washington D.C. and Springfield, IL AND with Illinois Corn Marketing Board projects of investing in growing demand, create new markets, foster understanding of corn farmers and the corn industry.