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IL Corn Thanks Lawmakers for Support of GREET

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

Seven members of Illinois’s congressional delegation joined a group of 43 lawmakers in a letter to the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Lifecycle Analysis Interagency Working Group voicing their support...

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Bipartisan Victory: Next Generation Fuels Act Gains Traction as a Solution Lowering Carbon Emissions Nationwide

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 17th, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

The IL Corn Growers Association and the ethanol industry have their foot on the petal in full support of the Next Generation Fuels Act in 2024.   The bill, which sets a new clean fuel standard,...

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ICGA Pleased with Acceptance of GREET; Looks to Monitor Changes

December 15th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced today that it will allow a modified version of the GREET model as a measurement for determining reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as the agency...

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Q&A: Farmers thoughts on CCS

November 29th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

This fall, IL Corn teamed up with Illinois ethanol plants to host informational sessions highlighting the connection between carbon and corn production.    Lauren Lurkins, an environmental law...

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Illinois Corn Farmers Recognize Illinois Senator Joyce

Lindsay Mitchell

November 21st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois State Senator Patrick Joyce received the ethanol award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 21, 2023, in Bloomington.   Senator Joyce...

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Airlines Show Support for Ethanol Industry

November 9th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Airlines Show Support for Ethanol Industry The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) commends the airline industry for their support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne GREET model...

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ICGA offers NHTSA “Fuel for Thought”

Haley Bickelhaupt

October 24th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) helped magnify the voice of rural Americans, sharing over 900 comments opposing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s electric vehicle...

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NCERC Hosts Group of Indian Leaders on Trade Mission

NCERC

October 19th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) hosted a team of 10 executives from India’s automotive, biofuels and automotive sectors. The team, brought here through a U.S. Grains Council Trade...

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Governor J.B Pritzker Talks with Commodity Groups at Farm Progress Show

Haley Bickelhaupt

September 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Cameras, carts and security details created quite a buzz at the commodity tent   IL Corn Growers Association members spoke with Governor Pritzker at Farm Progress Show about policy impacting...

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NHTSA on a "one-way" route towards EV Future

September 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The IL Corn Growers Association is calling on the agricultural industry to submit comments to the docket regarding a proposal released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration...

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Corn Grower Leaders Call on Biden Administration to Tie U.S. Tax Decisions on Aviation Biofuels to Government’s Emissions Model

September 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Asserting that U.S. tax policy should be tied to the best standards the government has to offer, 16 of the nation’s top corn grower leaders sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen...

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Ethanol and Biofuels Drive Conversation at Farm Progress Show

Haley Bickelhaupt

September 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (D-13) stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies....

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ICGA and NCGA Applaud USTR for Requesting USMCA Panel Formation

August 17th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Biotechnology |  Ethanol

The U.S. Trade Representative today requested a panel formation under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement over Mexico’s decision to ban imports of biotech corn used for human consumption.   “Trade...

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Ethanol Industry Wants Answers on Year-Round E15

August 10th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the IL Corn Growers Association sent a letter alongside 23 organizations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the administration to immediately finalize its ruling on the...

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Maize Matters: C2A: EPA “BETS THE FARM” ON EVS

Haley Bickelhaupt

August 7th, 2023  |  ICGA |  Ethanol

This story is a feature article in ICGA's PAC Newsletter: Maize Matters   This June, ICGA asked for your help in a C2A challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)on their...

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Maize Matters: Wins for Corn this Spring

August 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol

This story is a feature article in ICGA's PAC Newsletter: Maize Matters   State Boost for Ethanol The Illinois General Assembly’s spring session wassuccessful for ICGA as the state legislature...

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National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Releases Extremely Ambitious CAFE Standards

Lindsay Mitchell

August 3rd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Last week, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a proposal that would require an industry fleet-wide average of approximately 58 miles per gallon for cars and...

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Illinois Farmers Council looks ahead at the future of agriculture

Haley Bickelhaupt

August 3rd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Exports |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, the IL Corn Growers Association teamed up with agricultural organizations throughout the state to discuss emerging markets and legislation impacting the industry.     The 2023...

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ICGA and FFA grows roots in DC

Haley Bickelhaupt

July 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

IL Corn farmer leaders and Illinois FFA were seen throughout the United States’ Capitol last week advocating for membership priorities and attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn...

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What is Octane and Why is Octane Important for Increased Efficiency and Lower Emissions

Brianna Croft

July 18th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol

What is Octane? A gasoline octane rating measures the fuel’s ability to resist auto-ignition (combustion of the air: fuel mixture before desired). Auto ignition can cause noise in the engine and,...

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