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What is the Farm Bill?

Grace May

June 13th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Breaking Down the Titles of the Farm Bill In a simple explanation, the farm bill is a package of legislation that governs an assemblage of agriculture and food programs. However, there is nothing...

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Precision Conservation Management Unveils Annual Data: Insights on Profitability and Sustainability

Rosalie Trump

June 12th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) – the premier conservation program of the IL Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association – will be publishing their annual data book The...

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Calculating the Cost of Conservation

Haley Bickelhaupt

June 6th, 2024  |  ICGA |  Conservation

Near Waterloo Illinois, Dale Haudrich’s fields of row crops look different than his neighbors.   Acres of soybeans emerge surrounded by old corn stubble and withering rye. His no-till, cover...

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Statehouse Update: Carbon Capture Law Delivers Opportunity for Ethanol & Protects Landowners 

Brad Stotler and Rachel Dame

May 30th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As the legislative session adjourned this week, lawmakers in Springfield passed legislation that creates strong regulations for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects in Illinois. IL Corn...

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Illinois Corn Fields are Out of This World

Lindsay Croke

May 29th, 2024  |  Conservation

As Illinois corn farmers pursue healthier soil, increased productivity, and lower carbon intensity, scientists at NASA are using their out-of-this-world technology to provide important insights to...

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Conservation Practice Adoption a Focus During Rep Budzinski Visit to Illinois Farm

Lindsay Croke

April 25th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski visited the Bob and Mark Bunselmeyer Farm in Maroa, IL this week to learn more from Illinois farmers about conservation practice adoption. The visit featured an...

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NEW COVER CROP GUIDE PUBLISHED BY PRECISION CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT

Rosalie Trump

March 7th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a program of IL Corn and the Illinois Soybean Association, released a new cover crop guidebook this month in Prairie Farmer Magazine. PCM has conducted...

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6 Farmers Share Cover Crop Tips

Tara Desmond

March 7th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

Six Illinois farmers come together to share their insights and experiences on a practice that's not just farming but stewardship of the land, navigating the delicate balance between tradition and...

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Illinois Ag Groups Support Expanded Fall Covers for Spring Savings Program

American Farmland Trust

February 15th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

(Springfield, IL) The IL Corn Growers Association, Illinois Soybean Association, Illinois Farm Bureau and American Farmland Trust are seeking expanded state investment into a popular program...

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Payments Available for 2023 Cover Crops Through Farmers for Soil Health

February 2nd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Bloomington, Illinois – Farmers in Illinois can receive incentive payments for cover crops planted in 2023 by enrolling in Farmers for Soil Health by February 28. Farmers for Soil Health is a...

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IL Corn Celebrates Farm Advocate Megan Dwyer's National Recognition in Young Leaders Competition

Tara Desmond

January 29th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Megan Dwyer, a valuable member of the IL Corn team, has clinched 4th place nationally in the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture competition. Megan's...

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Corn to Capitol: Bunting Serves Second Year as State Rep.

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 23rd, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

An unconventional pathway to Springfield did not falter Jason Bunting’s steadfast support for agriculture as a freshman member of Illinois’s General Assembly. Former IL Corn Grower...

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Illinois FFA Chapters Water Testing Challenge Winners Announced

Tara Desmond

January 18th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation

For the 2nd year IL Corn partnered with Illinois Soybean Association to offer the Water Testing Challenge to all Illinois FFA chapters.  This hands on educational program challenged students to...

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Illinois Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees

Sand County Foundation

January 10th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Nominations and applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Illinois Leopold Conservation Award®.   The award honors farmers and forestland owners who go above and beyond in their...

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FEDERAL, STATE WATER QUALITY REPORTS HIGHLIGHT AGRICULTURE’S PROGRESS IN REDUCING NUTRIENT LOSS

December 8th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

Two new reports by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hypoxia Task Force (HTF) and the Illinois’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) underscored Illinois farmers’ efforts to reduce...

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NLRS Biennial Report Important Evaluation to Drive New Support, Funding

December 1st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

After reading the results of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report, Marshall, IL farmer and IL Corn Growers Association Director Don Guinnip issued the following...

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IDOA “FALL COVERS FOR SPRING SAVINGS” CROP INCENTIVE PROGRAM RETURNS

Illinois Department of Ag

November 30th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

Applications Accepted Starting December 15 with New Opportunity for Pre-Enrollment   Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is implementing its fifth year of the Fall Covers for Spring...

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IL Corn Celebrates Dr. Gary Schnitkey’s One Thousand Published FarmDoc Articles

Lindsay Mitchell

November 21st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Dr. Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Professor in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, authored his one-thousandth article on FarmDoc Daily last month, a website created by the University of...

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Stewart Receives Randy Stauffer Stewardship Award from PCM

Rosalie Trump

November 21st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Jean Stewart received the Randy Stauffer Stewardship Award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their annual meeting on November 21, recognizing his farm conservation work through the...

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Frey Family Farms Receives Illinois Leopold Conservation Award

Sandy County Foundation

August 31st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

Frey Family Farms of Dahlgren is the recipient of the inaugural Illinois Leopold Conservation Award®.   The prestigious award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes...

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