CALL TO ACTION: FARMERS NEED THE RFS

April 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump and Members of Congress have been hearing a lot about how important the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is to Illinois farmers and rural America.   Regardless, the White House is...

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USDA INCREASED CORN STOCKS, DECREASED CORN PLANTED ACRES

March 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2018, totaled 8.89 billion bushels, up 3 percent from the same last year.  They also report more corn...

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NAFTA UPDATE

March 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

At their recent legislative fly-in to Washington, DC, leaders of the Illinois Corn Growers Association heard that behind the scenes, negotiators feel that they are making some great progress...

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BREAKING NEWS: WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS POSTPONED

March 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Over the weekend, IL Corn joined with the Illinois Soybean Association, asking you to call the president.  You called, and your voices were heard!    Still, the threat is not over.  The...

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URGENT JOINT CALL TO ACTION FOR MEMBERS OF THE ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION AND ILLINOIS SOYBEAN GROWERS!

March 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Your soybean and corn growers associations need you to take action early this week, to tell President Trump that you need him to uphold his commitment to biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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NAFTA ON THE AGENDA FOR IL CORN DC MEETINGS

March 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmer leaders from the Illinois Corn Growers Association will be making visits to all members of the Illinois congressional delegation during a legislative fly-in event next week. One item on...

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IL CORN JOINS IN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF RINS RESOLUTION

March 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

IL Corn delegates joined the 124 corn-farmer delegates to the National Corn Growers Association in unanimous support of a sense of the body resolution regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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ICGA MEMBER UPDATE TO THE MARCH 1 RINS CALL TO ACTION

March 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Your Illinois Corn Growers Association board and staff are diligently working with the National Corn Growers Association, other state corn organizations and industry leaders to address this...

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ICGA CELEBRATES KENT KLEINSCHMIDT’S SERVICE TO IL CORN FARMERS

January 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Bloomington, IL – Kent Kleinschmidt of Emden is the recipient of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award, presented at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 21, 2017, at the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES IL FSA COMMITTEE APPOINTEES

January 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. According to the USDA press release, “State committees are selected...

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KIMBLE HONORED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

January 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Bloomington, IL – Kirk Kimble, a corn and soybean farmer near Chillicothe, IL, was honored at the Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting on November 21, 2017, for his contributions to...

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KENT BLUNIER: MEDIA AWARD RECIPIENT

January 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

Bloomington, IL – The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2017 Excellence in Media Award was given to Kent Blunier, a farmer from Forrest, IL, at the ICGA Annual Meeting on November 21, 2017, at...

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PLANNING TO USE NEW-FORMULATION DICAMBA NEXT YEAR? TRAINING IS NOW REQUIRED

November 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association knows that many of you are thinking about applying one of the three commercially available new-formulation dicamba mixes in 2018. But did you know that to legally...

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TRADE, MARKET ACCESS, BUILDING DEMAND KEY IN FACE OF UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE CORN CROP

November 9th, 2017  |  ICGA

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—With corn production yield estimates coming in nationally at a record-high number, and the Illinois yield to be the second largest on record, market access will be a key factor...

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PLAN TO ATTEND FARM ASSETS CONFERENCE, ICGA ANNUAL MTG

November 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

Mark your calendar to spend the day in Bloomington-Normal on Tuesday, November 21. First thing that morning, the Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold its annual meeting. Following that at...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

September 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA

IL Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

August 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

IL Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by...

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12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

August 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association joins others in celebrating 12 years of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Our leaders were engaged in the process and excited when the President of the United States,...

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IL CORN LEADERS SPEAK WITH USDA SECRETARY PERDUE

August 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Four Illinois Corn Growers Association leaders met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today as he made visits as part of his RV Tour of the Midwest. The five-state RV tour...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH LOCKS THROUGH ROCK ISLAND #15

August 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) studied the condition of Locks and Dam #15 at Rock Island on the Mississippi River while aboard an educational barge tour sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers...

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