Legislation & Regulation

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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BUSTOS TO SERVE ON HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE IN 116TH CONGRESS

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

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was appointed by the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to serve as a member of the House Appropriations Committee for the 116th Congress. This appointment...

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMPACTS TO AGRICULTURE

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

As you well know, the government shutdown is impacting functionality in several service areas related to agriculture. IL Corn is closely monitoring these impacts and will pass along a topline...

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REFLECTIONS ON 2018: TRADE POLICY WHIRLWIND BRINGS NEW ERA IN GRAINS MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY TOM SLEIGHT, US GRAINS COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND CEO   Every other week, much of the U.S. Grains Council’s global staff gathers on a conference call. The 7 a.m. meeting in...

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WHAT HAPPENS TO AG IN A GOV’T SHUTDOWN?

December 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The following federal government closings are based on experience from the October, 2013 federal government shutdown, which lasted 16 days.  While the Administration has some discretion in...

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IL CORN STATEMENT ON THE NEW WATERS OF U.S. RULE

December 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding the release of the new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule:   “Illinois...

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ICGA AT THE TABLE FOR DEVELOPING NEW ETHANOL-POWERED FUEL LEGISLATION

December 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—In a letter to Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) regarding his discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) stated its...

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WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS RELATED TO TRADE

December 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Our IL Corn membership survey told us that trade and export issues are on the top of your mind. That’s not surprising to us, given that over half the Illinois corn crop leaves the state bound for...

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IL CORN THANKFUL FOR USMCA SIGNING

November 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Today, Illinois corn farmers are thankful for the ceremonial signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as the two neighbors are some of our largest agricultural trading...

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YOU’RE PRO TRADE, BUT HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHY?

November 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

  As a farmer, you certainly understand the value of international markets and overseas relationships.  But maybe you’re interested in learning how you might talk about trade and trade...

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JOIN US!  BE AN ADVOCATE!

November 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association is offering a new service to members and non-members that want to be a part of our advocacy team.   Anyone that wants to help can text ILCORN to 52886 and...

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EPA EXTENDS DICAMBA REGISTRATION FOR TWO YEARS

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

EPA has extended the registration for dicamba but you should know these two key points (more below): 1) it prohibits over-the-top application of dicamba on soybeans 45 days after planting, and 2)...

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WHAT’S THE FUTURE HOLD FOR USMCA?

October 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Perhaps you aren’t already well acquainted, but there is a pretty strict set of rules and guidelines that President Trump must follow as he and his administration negotiate a new trade agreement. ...

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SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA – DEADLINE FRIDAY!

October 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers can help themselves build market demand by submitting comments to the EPA but they must do it today!  Will you take five minutes to ask for help allowing domestic ethanol markets to grow? ...

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IL CORN STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF WRDA 2018

October 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Aron Carlson, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, issued the following statement regarding the signing into law of American’s Water Infrastructure Act, including...

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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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