Legislation & Regulation

ICGA ANNOUNCES 2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

January 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  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

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

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

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

December 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  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

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

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

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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A DEAL IS A DEAL

November 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In three years EPA has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON EPA'S RELEASE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSAL FOR RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUMES

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

After time to read and consider the Environmental Protection Agency’s Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes released yesterday, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz,...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON USDA, EPA ANNOUNCEMENT TO PROMOTE BIOFUELS

October 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s and United States Department of...

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REFRESHER ON THE RULEMAKING PROCESS

September 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Regulations are rules issued by the executive branch to implement the laws passed in the legislative branch that mandate action from federal agencies. Regulations can be challenged and changed,...

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IL CORN TALKS TO CONG STAFF AT NCERC

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

Congressional staff from across the nation visited the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the AgMazing Congressional Tour in...

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CALL TO ACTION: VOTE YES ON USMCA RATIFICATION

August 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Please contact your U.S. Representative this week and let him/her know that you support ratification of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA)!   Trade with Mexico and Canada is vital for...

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YOU HAVE TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT ETHANOL DEMAND

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

Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is being threatened on multiple fronts, just when we finally got a win on E15.  To protect the RFS, we need to let President Trump know his commitment to...

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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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