Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for the Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition

Lindsay Mitchell

April 30th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

Illinois Craft Distilleries Will Compete for Title of Best State Whiskey at Heartland Whiskey Competition - IL Corn sponsors competition that will include multiple corn whiskey categories along...

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What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

What Does My Checkoff Fund: U.S. Grains Council   The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. corn, ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) via their presence in...

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Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank

April 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank   Every day food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois...

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Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland

Dan Obert

April 15th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland   Consumer outreach messaging continues to amplify Illinois farmers’ voices to the most densely populated area of the state.     Illinois Farm Families,...

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Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam

Dan Obert

April 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam   Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...

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Waterways Included in the American Jobs Plan

Katie Smith

March 31st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Waterways Included in The American Jobs Plan   President Biden announced The American Jobs Plan to rebuild the economy and invest in rural communities. One of the aspects of this plan that ICGA...

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Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program

Dan Obert

March 30th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

Illinois Pork Power Food Pantry Co-Op Funding Program   The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is sponsoring a program that will match up to $250 for the purchase of pork products for...

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New Program Deadlines and Applications

March 19th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

New Program Deadlines and Applications NRCS Announces '21 Application Cutoff for RCPP's Precision Conservation Management Project   State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced U. S. Department...

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Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable   A roundtable discussion featuring Precision Conservation Management Operation Manager Clay Bess and Director of Water Quality Research at IL Corn...

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Farmers Meet Representatives During Virtual Hill Visits

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers Meet Representatives During Virtual Hill Visits Corn farmers met virtually with 17 Illinois congressional representatives over two days in place of their annual Fly-In to D.C.   ICGA...

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Corn Congress a Success and Vilsack to Speak at Commodity Classic

Dan Obert

March 4th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Corn Congress a Success and Vilsack to Speak at Commodity Classic   Delegates across the nation proposed, debated and voted on around 30 proposals brought forth for discussion at this year’s Corn...

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Water Testing Strips to be Mailed

Dan Obert

February 25th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Water Testing Strips to be Mailed Nutrient Manager Megan Dwyer introduced the second annual water testing strip program in honor of National FFA Week. The program sends two water testing strips...

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Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS

Lindsay Mitchell

February 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Checkoff Grows Export Market for U.S. DDGS Illinois corn checkoff investment in the U.S. Grains Council has helped build a robust global market for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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ICGA Supports Farmers Seeking to Continue Using Atrazine

Lindsay Mitchell

February 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Supports Farmers Seeking to Continue Using Atrazine This week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association submitted comments in support of the reregistration of atrazine, an important chemical...

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New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

New IL State Delegation Meets Illinois Farmers All members of the Illinois House and Senate received a copy of an Illinois Farm Families “Innovation Grows Here” brochure this week, detailing the...

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ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Dan Obert

February 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

ICGA Announces Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Year   Farmers remain optimistic that we will accomplish our top priorities in 2021.  We look forward to seeing a new lock and dam start on...

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Review of Illinois Lame Duck Session

Jacqueline Muhammad

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Review of the Illinois Lame Duck Session By: Jacqueline Muhammad Contributions By: Rich Clemmons and Liz Brown-Reeves Emanuel “Chris” Welch was elected Speaker of the Illinois House, making him...

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Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres

Dan Obert

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres   Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...

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Commodity Classic Announces Dates of Virtual Conference

January 21st, 2021  |  Today's News

Commodity Classic Announces Dates of Virtual Conference   Commodity Classic has set the dates for its 2021 Special Edition, which will take place March 2-5, 2021 as a digital experience....

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ICGA Welcomes President Biden to Office, Shares Priorities

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

January 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Welcomes President Biden to Office, Shares Priorities In line with Inauguration Day festivities, ceremony and traditions, IL Corn Growers Association President Randy DeSutter sent a letter...

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