Legislation & Regulation

IL CORN WELCOMES NEWLY CONFIRMED ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY TO OVERSEE WATERWAYS WORK

January 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

R.D. James was confirmed On January 25, 2018, by the full Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works (ASA (CW)). His nomination had been favorably reported by both the Senate...

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RISING BRAZILIAN ETHANOL PRICES OPEN WINDOW FOR US IMPORTS

January 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Although the U.S. continues trade negotiations with multiple countries across the globe, we are seeing a continued demand for ethanol. One such instance is Brazil where the country is struggling...

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RFA ANALYSIS FINDS TREMENDOUS PROGRESS MADE TOWARD MEETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC GOALS OF RFS2

January 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Just over ten years ago, then-President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, greatly expanding the scope and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the...

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TRADE MATTERS TO ILLINOIS FARMERS

January 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

If you are a Farm Bureau member or IL Corn Growers Association member, you’ve seen our recent “Trade Matters” publication this week.  Hopefully flipping through it reminded you how important trade...

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REMINDER: ILLINOIS DICAMBA TRAINING CLASSES REQUIRED AND AVAILABLE

January 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices |  Legislation & Regulation

SPRINGFIELD, IL - A new website and free classes are enabling Illinois farmers and commercial pesticide applicators to get a jump on required dicamba training. The Illinois Department of...

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U.S. PORK EXPORTS SET NEW RECORD

January 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. pork exports recorded the highest-ever monthly value in November while U.S. beef export value took another step toward a likely full-year value record, according to export results released by...

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U.S. SENATORS SUPPORT LOCK MODERNIZATION

January 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

  Ten Senators from seven states sent a letter to OMB Director Mick Mulvaney requesting immediate attention to Mississippi & Illinois River lock modernization and ecosystem restoration in the...

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IL CORN CONGRATULATES IL FSA COMMITTEE APPOINTEES

January 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. According to the USDA press release, “State committees are selected...

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