Legislation & Regulation

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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ICYMI: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS/RINs

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

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump, EPA Administrator Pruitt, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst, Texas Senator Cruz, and Pennsylvania Senator Toomey met to...

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RFS AND RINS WHITE HOUSE MEETING UPDATE

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

University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin has been engaging online and in social media on the White House level discussions and deal-making that’s been underway now for many weeks....

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TRUMP BACKS E15 WAIVER; STILL QUESTIONS ON RINS

May 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Following today’s meeting with President Trump, Senators and Cabinet officials (reported yesterday), the President has sent a signal to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the year-round...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HOLD MAY 8 RFS AND RINS MEETING

May 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump has called a meeting with Senators and Cabinet officials for 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, to discuss, yet again, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable...

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HOW THE US GRAINS COUNCIL IS DEVELOPING THE GLOBAL ETHANOL MARKET

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

Developing markets have been the centerpiece of the U.S. Grains Council’s work since the organization was founded in 1960. Over the decades, the scope of these efforts has expanded from a focus...

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HELP US DEFEND HARVEST PRICE OPTION IN CROP INSURANCE

May 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Although the House Agriculture Committee prides itself on bipartisanship, lines were clearly drawn in the farm bill vote out of committee in April.  The vote was 26-20, along party...

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EPA ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT QUESTIONED BY CONGRESS REGARDING RFS WAIVERS, CRUZ HOLDS RALLY IN OPPOSITION TO RFS

April 27th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Members of the Illinois congressional delegation questioned EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on April 26th in two hearings regarding mismanagement of the Agency and specifically, handing out waivers...

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SENATE AG COMMITTEE UNVEILS ARC PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS

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

Senator John Thune of South Dakota and Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio released a bipartisan piece of legislation today that would improve the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program in the next...

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UNDERSTANDING DRAFT MAP FMD PROGRAMS

April 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

One of agriculture’s priorities, as we help to craft and debate the next farm bill, is to increase the amount of funding for Market Access Programs and Foreign Market Development.  These programs...

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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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