Legislation & Regulation

STAND UP FOR CORN: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA

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

Farmers can help themselves build market demand by submitting comments to the EPA asking for help allowing domestic ethanol markets to grow.  Will you take five minutes to stand up for...

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SENATE CLEARS WRDA 2018 BILL, HEADS NEXT TO PRESIDENT

October 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The Senate approved America's Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 this week by a vote of 99 to 1.  S. 3021 authorizes Corps of Engineers'...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON RVP PARITY FOR E15

October 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to...

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THINKING ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR THE MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM?

October 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) began on September 3, but if you haven’t made it to your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office yet to sign on the dotted line, rest assured that...

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WHEN WILL THE NEW NAFTA BE EFFECTIVE? GOOD QUESTION

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

IL Corn is joining many other organizations in appreciation for a positive conclusion to the talks intended to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. We’ll be working...

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TRADE AGREEMENT WITH MEXICO, CANADA FINALIZED: FARMERS HAPPY

October 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have finalized a trilateral trade agreement now known as USMCA, the United States-Mexico-Canada...

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NAFTA OR NO NAFTA

September 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer cast doubt on the prospects of the U.S. and Mexico reaching a deal with Canada on NAFTA by Sunday, September 30th. At the Concordia Summit in New York,...

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THE IMPACTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS IN ONE GRAPHIC

September 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Following President Trump’s March 1, 2018 announcement of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, many countries have instituted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.  Canada and Mexico, especially large...

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FARMERS WORRY ABOUT TRADE FUNDING GAP

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

We are officially ten days away from the Farm Bill 2014 expiration date.  On September 30, farmers are operating under no farm policy, unless Congress either finalizes a new bill or extends the...

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U OF I ANALYSIS ON MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM

September 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Many Illinois farmers are harvesting and likely haven’t taken the time to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program, administered by their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.    Do not...

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LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TALK ABOUT GLYPHOSATE WITH YOUR FRIENDS?

September 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Additional Research

Following a California jury’s decision to award $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer because he claims the disease was caused by exposure to herbicides, you might be hearing more about...

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CRITICAL WATERWAYS LEGISLATION PASSED THE HOUSE

September 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

House and Senate committee leaders reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation earlier this week, known as the America’s Water...

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IL CORN URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ACT ON PROMISES FOR ETHANOL SUPPORT

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

In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol,...

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CORN GROWERS TO EPA: STOP THE RINS WAIVERS AND REALLOCATE THE GALLONS ALREADY WAIVED

September 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

You’re getting ready to harvest this year’s corn crop. Or maybe you’ve already started. Either way, you’re looking at unfavorable market conditions being complicated by policy and regulatory...

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RUNDOWN ON TRADE AID PACKAGE DETAILS

September 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The so-called trade aid package, formally known as the Market Facilitation Program, kicked off on September 4. Here are some details you might find useful, should you decide to participate in the...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM BEGINS TODAY

September 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The Market Facilitation Program that will provide direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy and hog farmers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory...

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THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE PROPOSED TRADE UPDATE WITH MEXICO

August 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

President Trump announced earlier this week that he had reached agreement with Mexico on updates to the NAFTA agreement, although he then hinted that he might kill the NAFTA deal after all, if...

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PERDUE ON TRUMP: HE WANTS SOMETHING TO GIVE TO THE REFINERIES

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to corn and ethanol industry constituents this week at a rally to support the Renewable Fuel Standard, held at Progress City in...

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TRADE NEWS TODAY: USDA RELEASES TRADE AID PROGRAM DETAILS, DEAL BROKERED WITH MEXICO

August 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Breaking news today, all of which will impact Illinois and American corn farmers, is that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the details of the $12 billion trade aid package and...

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THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: A QUICK REVIEW

August 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Don’t forget! Comments are due to the EPA docket on their proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) RVO proposal. Re-read this member update for the details. Looking for a quick review...

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