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Legislation & Regulation

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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US EPA EXTENDS OUTREACH TO ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

July 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Legislation & Regulation

Following up on assurances to the farm community that the U.S. EPA in the Trump Administration will be more friendly to agriculture, Administrator Pruitt has continued his Agency’s outreach to the...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES WOTUS ROLLBACK

June 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

As promised during the campaign, President Trump’s administration has proposed a rule to roll back the so-called WOTUS regulation. The Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule, as it’s formally known,...

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WATERWAY INFRASTRUCTURE IN MUCH NEED OF UPDATES

June 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The need for an improved infrastructure is an issue that has received serious attention in recent months. When President Donald Trump spoke on June, 7th in Cincinnati, Ohio on the subject on...

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YOUR CORN ETHANOL WILL BE CLEARING THE AIR IN MEXICO

June 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is a big deal, so read carefully. A significant opportunity to improve the demand picture for your IL Corn in underway in Mexico. Due to the work of the U.S. Grains Council, with support from...

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ICGA COMMENDS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR CHAMPIONING ETHANOL

June 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— At a hearing in Washington today, Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) joined senators from other states in exhibiting bi-partisan leadership in support of removing one of the many...

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STATEMENT REGARDING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REMARKS ON WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE

June 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s comments in support of...

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REVIEW OF PRESIDENT’S BUDGET AND CROP INSURANCE

June 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As you know, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget last week. It calls for major reductions in federal spending to help secure the goal of substantial debt...

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SUMMER DRIVING SEASON = USE MORE ETHANOL

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

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer and vacation season for most Americans.  Vacation season equals more miles in the car, more fuel use, and more ethanol in every tank. But some Americans are...

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AUDIO UPDATE: IL CORN JOINS 138 AG GROUPS IN SUPPORT OF USTR ROBERT LIGHTHIZER

May 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn joins 138 food and agriculture trade associations and companies in congratulating Robert Lighthizer on his Senate confirmation as the U.S. trade representative (USTR). The coalition of...

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