Legislation & Regulation

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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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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