Legislation & Regulation

CONGRESSWOMAN BUSTOS STANDS FIRM IN SUPPORT OF IL CORN FARM BILL PRIORITIES

April 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, made statements during the committee’s farm bill hearing this week that confirm her understanding of and support for IL...

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IL CORN SALUTES DAVIS, BOST FOR AMENDMENTS IN THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE FARM BILL MARKUP

April 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Traditionally heralded as bipartisan legislation, the next farm bill will likely face some partisan politics that former farm bills didn’t experience to the same degree. That said, work on the...

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ACT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO USE CROP PROTECTION TOOLS

April 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Although farmers would be planting, this week marks another important opportunity for farmers to engage in the future of their family farms.   Several commonly used neonicotinoids and pesticides...

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TOP ILLINOIS CORN BUYER TURNS EYE TO ETHANOL IMPORTS

April 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Bloomington, Ill.—Japanese authorities have good news for Illinois corn farmers: the government's new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol, a decision that...

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DRAFT FARM BILL RELEASED

April 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Agriculture Committee released their first draft of the next Farm Bill last week and, most importantly, they did what you asked: the crop insurance title appears intact.   According to...

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IL CORN FARMER TESTIFIES AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING FOR HIGH OCTANE FUELS

April 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

“Farmers are growing more corn—or octane - per acre than ever before,” said Paul Jeschke, a farmer from Mazon, Illinois, who testified before Congress today at the House Committee on Energy and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES THROUGH ON E15

April 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn has been working for years to achieve what’s called parity for E15, a high-octane fuel that is a fifteen percent blend of ethanol and 85% regular unleaded gasoline. Current regulations...

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#NAFTAWORKS TWITTER STORM PROMOTES VALUABLE TRADE RELATIONSHIP

April 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn participated in a “Twitter Storm” on the North American Free Trade Agreement today, helping to push positive messages about what the very important trade relationship with Mexico and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISES FARMER-PATRIOT SUPPORT IN TRADE DISPUTES

April 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

In a press gaggle held in conjunction with his cabinet meeting today, President Trump indicated that he understands farmers have a lot to lose when it comes to exports. The president specifically...

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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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CHINESE PORK TARIFFS AND CORN: WHAT’S IT MEAN TO YOU?

April 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

A 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork exports to China ain’t chump-change, so to speak if you consider that the U.S. pork industry literally consumes 25% of the domestic corn meal market. According to...

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A UNITED CALL TO IMPROVE AND COMPLETE NAFTA – NOW

April 3rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

We need NAFTA negotiations to come to an end. Beyond that, we need it to be improved. Read this call for both items of action from Global Farmer Network , an organization of which Illinois Corn...

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REPLACE AID WITH TRADE

April 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers often talk about international trade in terms of what’s good for them.  That makes sense – when you’re trying to run a family business and raise a family by a minuscule margin, you are...

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DON’T JUST WATCH THE NEXT FARM BILL DEBATE

March 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Here in rural America, farmers have been talking, thinking, planning, and prioritizing for the next Farm Bill.  Though for a second, we wondered if it might have come in 2018, most experts now...

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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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POULTY, BEEF, PORK EXPORTS OFF TO GREAT START IN 2018, UNDERSCORE NAFTA IMPORTANCE

March 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

January 2018 poultry, egg, and beef export volume increased over January 2017, with pork export volume holding steady with last year’s strong volume.  2018 is off to a great start in the export...

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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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FOREIGN COMPETITORS OUTSPEND U.S. 4 TO 1 ON AG EXPORT PROMOTIONS

March 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. agriculture is getting over-powered in marketing overseas by about 4 to 1, according to a new analysis of 2016 spending. And, it appears that foreign ag competitors are not backing off,...

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