Planting Intention Report Shows Corn Plantings Up Eight Percent

Lindsay Mitchell

March 31st, 2020  |  Today's News

Farmers will plant eight percent more corn acres than last year, says today’s Prospective Planting report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Corn planted for all purposes in 2020...

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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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International Purchases Are Not Cancelled Amid U.S. COVID-19 Scare

Lindsay Mitchell

March 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

The economy might be stalled here in the U.S. while many states are on full shut-down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but international purchases continue.  This is good news for Illinois...

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Ag in the Classroom Resources

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2020  |  Today's News

If you are looking for things to do with you kids, try out these online lessons produced by Agriculture in the Classroom. Everyday will feature a new age appropriate lesson that will teach your...

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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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Something for Everyone With an ICGA Membership

Lindsay Mitchell

March 4th, 2020  |  Today's News

  Farmer survey work indicates that most farmers join the Illinois Corn Growers Association because they seek representation in Springfield, IL and Washington, DC with law makers and regulators...

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IL Corn Well Represented in 2020 Master Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

March 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News

Five Illinois farmers will be honored as 2020 Master Farmers at Prairie Farmer magazine’s annual event March 19 in Springfield, Ill. The award recognizes exceptional agricultural production...

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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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Legislative Internship Available

February 26th, 2020  |  Today's News

Students, come be a part of our team! If you're interested in learning about how a non-profit operates and more about legislation, this is your chance. Find the job description, application and...

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Farmers Must Answer Planting Intentions Survey For Accurate Reporting

Lindsay Mitchell

February 18th, 2020  |  Today's News

Farmers have an important role to play in one of the most important surveys the USDA conducts each year, says National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Illinois State Statistician Mark...

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$4.5 Million Awarded for NESP

Dan Obert

February 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) received $4.5 million dollars in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 work plan. This funding would allow the expansion and modernization...

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Act Now To Protect Atrazine

Lindsay Mitchell

February 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Corn Growers Association launched a call to action today, asking farmers to engage in a reregistration process that could cost them up to $30 per acre if they were to lose the right...

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Don't Delay: Sign Up For Farm Programs Now

Lindsay Mitchell

February 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers considering whether Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) are the right farm programs for them have until March 15 to make sign up decisions.  Get to your local FSA...

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USMCA finalized

Dan Obert

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News

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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Illinois corn farmers go on offense during the big game

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., January 28, 2020 – During the biggest game in football, IL Corn is going on offense to remind consumers around the state that Illinois runs on homegrown corn.   Viewers in...

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IL Corn is hiring for Biofuels and Public Policy Manager position

Dan Obert

January 28th, 2020  |  Today's News

Bloomington Ill. - Illinois Corn is hiring for the position of Biofuels and Public Policy Manager. The Biofuels Programs & Public Policy Manager directs and facilitates the policy development...

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ICGA ANNOUNCES 2020 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Lindsay Mitchell

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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USMCA SENATE PASSAGE STATEMENT

Lindsay Mitchell

January 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Following the Senate vote to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) for trade, Illinois Corn Growers Association President Bill Leigh, a farmer from Minonk, made the...

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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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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES BIOPLASTIC VIDEO

January 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

 Across the globe a million water bottles are bought every minute with 91% never being recycled. We have come to realize we use too much plastic. Now is the time to switch to renewable resources....

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