Legislation & Regulation

CFAP Guidance with Additional Resources

June 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

In an effort to help you be more prepared for your appointment or complete the application at home, we’ve compiled some resources for your use in regards to the CFAP program.   Highlights: -...

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Dicamba Registration Pulled by Ninth Circuit Court

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

June 4th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology |  Legislation & Regulation

June 10 Update: Many questions still float around about the decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in regards to usage of Dicamba. The Illinois Department of...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Released

Dan Obert

May 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The USDA released more information on how the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) would be rolled out. At first look, payment calculations may seem fairly complicated but farmers should...

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Trump Administration Does Not Seek Re-Hearing of Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling, ICGA Applauds

Lindsay Mitchell

March 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

After hearing the Trump administration did not seek a re-hearing of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the...

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Board Members Meet with Legislators in D.C.

Dan Obert

March 11th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Board members from the Illinois Corn Growers Association and staff spent most of this week in Washington D.C. meeting with legislators and key industry officials. Some of the people they met with...

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Representative Darin LaHood Pays a Visit to ICGA

February 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

The Illinois Corn Growers Association hosted Representative Darin Lahood on Monday February 24. Several IL Corn leaders, including your President Bill Leigh and Committee Chair Marty Marr pictured...

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USMCA finalized

Dan Obert

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump signed the USMCA trade agreement on Wednesday finalizing a deal that will promote agriculture and industry. A list of statements from various politicians and organizations can be...

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ICGA ANNOUNCES 2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Lindsay Mitchell

January 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Surveys indicate that Illinois corn farmers become members in the Illinois Corn Growers Association for better representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC.  With that in mind, ICGA farmer...

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CHINA PHASE ONE TRADE DEAL

Dan Obert

January 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The news of China signing Phase One of a trade agreement came as a welcome sight to farmers and those across the agriculture industry. The main headlines include top-line figures but after sitting...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON U.S. MEXICO CANADA AGREEMENT FOR TRADE PASSAGE BY U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Lindsay Mitchell

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

When hearing that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made...

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EPA IGNORES IL CORN FARMER CONCERNS WITH PLAN TO RESTORE ETHANOL MARKET

Lindsay Mitchell

December 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In response to the EPA’s final rule on the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) and the understanding that the EPA will not be reallocating all previously waived gallons in future RVO numbers,...

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LEADERS PARTICIPATE IN USMCA FLY IN

December 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

December 18 - ICGA LEADERSHIP FLY IN TO SUPPORT USMCA RATIFICATION   Today, members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors cleared their schedules to participate in a fly-in...

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ICGA SUBMITS COMMENTS TO PRESERVE YOUR RIGHT TO USE PARAQUAT

Lindsay Mitchell

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

The Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments today in support of the reregistration of Paraquat, a widely used herbicide in the U.S.  The current comment period is the product of an...

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USMCA STATEMENTS

December 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Secretary Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday, December 10 that House Democrats have struck a deal between Mexico, Canada and our administration. After many efforts from our organization, it is...

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ICGA ISSUES USMCA STATEMENT

December 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh issued the following statement regarding the news that Congress will begin steps to ratify the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement: “In January...

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IMPORTANT PARTNERS SHOW UP FOR ETHANOL & IL CORN

Lindsay Mitchell

December 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, along with Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, showed up for ethanol and IL Corn last week with their own comments on the EPA's proposed...

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IL DELEGATION SHOWS UP FOR FARMERS EXPERIENCING PROPANE SHORTAGES

Lindsay Mitchell

November 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved additional emergency shipments of propane from Texas to Illinois to help Midwestern farmers struggling to dry harvested grain in...

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#USMCANOW TRENDING LAST WEEK ON USMCA DAY OF ACTION

Lindsay Mitchell

November 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On November 13, the Illinois Corn Growers Association and many, many partners around the country participated in a day of action to elevate the need to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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