Legislation & Regulation

#USMCANOW TRENDING LAST WEEK ON USMCA DAY OF ACTION

November 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On November 13, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and many, many partners around the country participated in a day of action to elevate the need to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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A DEAL IS A DEAL

November 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In three years EPA has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON EPA'S RELEASE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSAL FOR RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUMES

October 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

After time to read and consider the Environmental Protection Agency’s Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes released yesterday, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz,...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON USDA, EPA ANNOUNCEMENT TO PROMOTE BIOFUELS

October 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s and United States Department of...

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REFRESHER ON THE RULEMAKING PROCESS

September 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Regulations are rules issued by the executive branch to implement the laws passed in the legislative branch that mandate action from federal agencies. Regulations can be challenged and changed,...

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IL CORN TALKS TO CONG STAFF AT NCERC

September 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressional staff from across the nation visited the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the AgMazing Congressional Tour in...

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CALL TO ACTION: VOTE YES ON USMCA RATIFICATION

August 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Please contact your U.S. Representative this week and let him/her know that you support ratification of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)!   Trade with Mexico and Canada is vital for...

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YOU HAVE TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT ETHANOL DEMAND

August 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is being threatened on multiple fronts, just when we finally got a win on E15.  To protect the RFS, we need to let President Trump know his commitment to...

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ON THE HILL FOR HOLC

July 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Increased ethanol market demand will help farmers weather the poor ag economy.  That's why one of IL Corn’s 2019 legislative priorities is to: Support multiple pathways that improve market access...

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOLLOWING END OF IL SESSION

June 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

THANKS TO YOUR CALLS, SB1407 was tabled for a year during this weekend's long end to the Illinois State legislative session.  Your work and response to our call to action last week was a big...

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HOW TO CALL THE USDA & WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE PENNY TRADE AID PAYMENT

May 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Will a penny cut it on your farm?   By now you’ve likely heard that President Trump has directed the Administration via USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to prepare a second round of trade-aid...

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SUPPORT E15 WITH COMMENTS TO THE EPA

April 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. EPA held a hearing today in Michigan last week to hear comments on their rule that would allow for year-round sales of E15. Corn farmers participated in that hearing, but so did ethanol...

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS FEELING CONFIDENT ON USMCA

March 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

According to a Bloomberg news report citing Representative Steve Scalise, House Republicans had a “great meeting” with President Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA trade deal (the U.S. Mexico Canada...

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WHY DO ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED THE USMCA?

March 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is what your farmer leaders are discussing with the Illinois congressional delegation today: U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.  Farmers need this agreement ratified.  And the sooner, the...

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IL CORN SEEKS COMMUNICATIONS, LEGISLATIVE INTERNS

March 6th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are excited to announce summer internships for college students in a two- or four-year college or university.    The IL...

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ICGA COMMENTS ON USMCA, E15 RULEMAKING

March 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA SUPPORTS USMCA RATIFICATION   Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the Association’s support for the...

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WANT TO GET PLUGGED IN?  JOIN US!

February 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers tell us that the number one reason they belong to our association is that it’s the right thing to do.  The second most popular reason they belong to our association is for representation...

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GRASSROOTS ACTION HELPS ICGA MAINTAIN VALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

February 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Every year, members tell us that their number one reason for belonging to the Illinois Corn Growers Association is because “it’s the right thing to do.”  The number two reason – for representation...

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ICGA ANNOUNCES 2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

January 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association excitedly looks forward to pursuing the following federal legislative goals in 2019:   Support ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)...

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