Legislation & Regulation

On the Hill for HOLC

July 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Increased ethanol market demand will help farmers weather the poor ag economy.  That's why one of IL Corn’s 2019 legislative priorities is to: Support multiple pathways that improve market access...

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOLLOWING END OF IL SESSION

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

THANKS TO YOUR CALLS, SB1407 was tabled for a year during this weekend's long end to the Illinois State legislative session.  Your work and response to our call to action last week was a big...

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HOW TO CALL THE USDA & WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE PENNY TRADE AID PAYMENT

May 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Will a penny cut it on your farm?   By now you’ve likely heard that President Trump has directed the Administration via USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to prepare a second round of trade-aid...

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SUPPORT E15 WITH COMMENTS TO THE EPA

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

The U.S. EPA held a hearing today in Michigan last week to hear comments on their rule that would allow for year-round sales of E15. Corn farmers participated in that hearing, but so did ethanol...

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS FEELING CONFIDENT ON USMCA

March 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

According to a Bloomberg news report citing Representative Steve Scalise, House Republicans had a “great meeting” with President Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA trade deal (the U.S. Mexico Canada...

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WHY DO ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED THE USMCA?

March 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is what your farmer leaders are discussing with the Illinois congressional delegation today: U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.  Farmers need this agreement ratified.  And the sooner, the...

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IL CORN SEEKS COMMUNICATIONS, LEGISLATIVE INTERNS

March 6th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are excited to announce summer internships for college students in a two- or four-year college or university.    The IL...

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ICGA COMMENTS ON USMCA, E15 RULEMAKING

March 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA SUPPORTS USMCA RATIFICATION   Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the Association’s support for the...

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WANT TO GET PLUGGED IN?  JOIN US!

February 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers tell us that the number one reason they belong to our association is that it’s the right thing to do.  The second most popular reason they belong to our association is for representation...

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GRASSROOTS ACTION HELPS ICGA MAINTAIN VALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

February 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Every year, members tell us that their number one reason for belonging to the Illinois Corn Growers Association is because “it’s the right thing to do.”  The number two reason – for representation...

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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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