Legislation & Regulation

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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SUBMIT COMMENTS TO EPA BY FRIDAY TO SUPPORT ETHANOL BLENDS

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

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for issuing annual regulations to ensure fuel sold in the U.S. contains the correct volume of renewable fuel by November 30. EPA is taking...

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MORE TARIFFS ON AMERICAN GOODS – SOYBEANS PARTICULARLY IMPACTED

August 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On Friday, China announced another round of retaliatory tariffs, equaling about $60 billion in U.S. goods.   Politico reported that China proposed that nearly half of the targeted U.S. goods be...

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TRUMP FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS WOULD FREEZE IN 2020

August 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The Trump administration is proposing an EPA-NHTSA rule that would freeze CAFE standards for cars and light trucks at 2020 levels, beginning with 2021 models. The administration says the changes...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH CONFRONTS ACTING EPA ADMINISTRATOR WHEELER ON SMALL REFINERY EXEMPTIONS

August 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn believes that the EPA, under the leadership of former administrator Pruitt, granted small refinery exemptions that effectively undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard and provided a...

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EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT RISK

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

Trade is becoming increasingly important to corn farmers, since nationally, we export upwards of 20% of our crop if you consider corn in all forms (corn, feed, DDGS, ethanol and livestock) and...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS YEAR-ROUND E15 COMING SOON

July 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association believes that the marketplace is where farmers prefer to derive their income, and as such, have encouraged President Trump today through a membership call to...

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SONNY PERDUE TO CHINA: YOU CANNOT BULLY OUR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS

July 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

U.S. Department of Agricultural officials held a press call on Tuesday to provide comment on President Trump’s recently announced $12 billion trade aid package, as it’s come to be known. In his...

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EPA PROPOSED RULE HIDES AN INEVITABLE DROP IN ETHANOL INCLUSION RATES

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

Jonathan Coppess and Scott Irwin from the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics said it best in the title of their July 12, 2018, farmdoc daily article, so we...

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STILL WAITING FOR A YEAR-ROUND RVP

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

American drivers logged 5 billion miles on E15 last week, despite restrictions on the sale of E15 fuel across most of the country.  During summer months, consumers only have access to E15 if they...

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PERDUE SAYS FARMERS ARE PATRIOTS BUT PATRIOTISM DOESN’T PAY BILLS

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

In a recent interview on CNBC’s SquawkBox, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue indicated that his Agency is studying the complex situation regarding how the Trump...

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FARM BILL PASSES SENATE – AND YOUR INPUT REQUESTED!

June 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, the Senate passed a farm bill with a significantly smaller ordeal than the previous debate in the House.  The bill passed as a bipartisan bill, and our number one priority – crop...

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IL CORN TAKING HIGH OCTANE, LOW CARBON TO IL DELEGATION IN DC

June 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn volunteer directors will host members of the Illinois Association FFA in Washington, DC next month for National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress and a day on the hill.  We will be...

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HOUSE PASSES 2018 FARM BILL

June 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

We may just get a farm bill in 2018.   Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a very partisan farm bill that makes minor updates to farm programs, creates a vaccine bank for...

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WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE SENATE’S FARM BILL DRAFT SAY?

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

If you’re a farmer who is interested in farm policy and the changes to the farm bill represented in the version passed out of the Senate Ag Committee last week, here’s an article that you won’t...

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REPS. DAVIS, LAHOOD ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR LAGRANGE LOCK

June 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 that authorizes Corps of Engineer’s work on locks and dams, dredging and other water resources...

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THE FUTURE OF THE FARM BILL DEBATE

May 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After the failure of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on a 198 to 213 vote this past Friday, a motion to reconsider was filed.  The House has several days to act on that motion to reconsider, but it’s...

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URGENT FARM BILL UPDATE

May 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Rules Committee last night decided on the list of amendments that would be allowed for floor debate on the next farm bill. You can find the current farm bill legislation, H.R. 2 –...

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ICGA OPPOSES FARM BILL AMENDMENTS THAT HARM CROP INSURANCE

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

The House Rules Committee met yesterday and approved the first 20 amendments that can be offered during the Farm Bill debate.  These 20 were not controversial.   The Committee is meeting again...

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FARM BILL VOTE EXPECTED THIS WEEK.

May 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway plans to bring the farm bill to the floor this week, despite a whip count that indicates he doesn’t have enough members to vote for the bill.   This farm...

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