Legislation & Regulation

ETHANOL EXPORTS CENTER STAGE AT SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

October 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA NOMINEES START AT USDA

October 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After what has seemed like an unusually lengthy process, some key positions are beginning to be filled at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Just last week, Secretary Perdue administered the...

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CALL FROM THE COMBINE: ACTION REQUEST TO SUPPORT TRADE PROGRAMS

September 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Your call to Senators Duckworth and Durbin could encourage their support of export programs in the future. The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports...

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AUDIO UPDATE: EPA HATCHES ANOTHER PLAN TO REDUCE RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUME

September 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn is tracking a newly issued notice from the U.S. EPA that would change their interpretation of how they set the renewable fuels volume in our nation’s fuel supply. Listen to this audio...

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IL CORN THANKS U.S. HOUSE REPS FOR SUPPORTING FOREIGN MARKET WORK, PRAISES SENATE COMPANION BILL

September 22nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joins the National Corn Growers in praising the introduction of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES KORUS FTA EXIT OFF THE TABLE

September 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Sources are now reporting that President Trump is no longer considering exiting the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), citing national security concerns. We know that many calls and emails...

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POTUS SUGGESTS HE MAY ORDER EXIT FROM SOUTH KOREAN TRADE AGREEMENT

September 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

It’s been reported in the news recently that President of the United States, Donald Trump, is considering removing the U.S. from the U.S.-Korean Free Trade Agreement. Trade matters to IL Corn...

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RFS OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS TO U.S. ECONOMY

August 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

A new economic modeling study that will soon be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has substantially benefited the U.S....

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TALK TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN

August 18th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Have you made an appointment with your Congressman yet? It’s the middle of the August in-district work session for all elected officials.  This is the time when they come back to their district,...

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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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HOW THE LOSS OF TPP JUST HIT HOME ON YOUR CORN FARM

August 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Trade matters. It’s easy to forget about the important role that export markets play in building corn prices, of course, because most of you never see your corn again once you take it to the...

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SWEETENER TAX MOVES FORWARD IN COOK COUNTY

August 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

On July 28, 2017, the Circuit Court of Cook County dismissed the Illinois Retail Merchants Association lawsuit against Cook County regarding the Sweetened Beverage Tax and dissolved the Temporary...

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CONGRESS COMES HOME FOR AUGUST RECESS

July 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Being a congressman is not an easy job.  After spending almost the entire summer in D.C. so far, our Illinois Congressmen are probably ready to be home.  Instead of being in D.C., on their...

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STATEMENT REGARDING COURT’S RULING ON EPA’S RVO METHODOLOGIES

July 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the decision made today by the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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SENATE APPROPS PROVIDES FULL FUNDING TO FMD PROGRAM

July 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its FY ’18 agriculture appropriations bill, which provides full funding of $34.5 million for the Foreign Market Development Program...

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NO VOTE SCHEDULED FOR BILL TO EXPAND E15 MARKET ACCESS

July 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

We’re disappointed to hear the news out of Washington that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has determined they won’t take a vote prior to the August recess on a...

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IL CORN PLEASED WITH WHITE HOUSE PRIORITIES FOR NAFTA

July 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Earlier this week, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, part of the Executive Office of the President, released the Administration’s Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation....

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USEPA RELEASES PROPOSED RENEWABLE VOLUME OBLIGATION RVO NUMBERS FOR 2018

July 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released today their 2018 proposed rule for the renewable volume obligation number (RVO). The RVO dictates how many gallons of renewable fuels, and of what...

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