Checking In On Your Corn Checkoff

Mark Wilson

December 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Your Illinois corn checkoff spent the entirety of 2021 positioning Illinois corn farmers to grow, and corn isn’t the only thing growing!   We’ve grown markets, we’ve increased profitability,...

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Henry Recognized for Environmental Work for ICGA

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Margaret Henry, Director of Sustainable Agriculture for PepsiCo, was honored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their annual meeting on November 23rd for her commitment to farmers...

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IL Corn Farmers Recognize Rep. Bustos

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Representative Cheri Bustos received the ethanol award from the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 23, 2021, in Bloomington, Illinois.   Rep....

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ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Martin Marr, a farmer from Jacksonville, IL, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2021-2022 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today...

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ICGA Celebrates Paul & Donna Jeschke's Service to IL Corn Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Paul and Donna Jeschke of Mazon, IL are the recipients of the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) top award. ICGA leaders honored the couple for their service to Illinois corn farmers at...

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ICGA Names Environmental Award After Longtime Supporter

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

For the first time, ICGA awarded the Mike Plumer Environmental Excellence Award at their annual meeting on November 23 in Bloomington, IL. Margaret Henry, Director of Sustainable Agriculture for...

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Mike Perrine: Media Award Recipient

Lindsay Mitchell

November 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The Illinois Corn Growers Association’s 2021 Excellence in Media Award was given to Mike Perrine, MP Ag Radio of Troy, IL, at the ICGA Annual Meeting today (11/23/21 in Bloomington, Illinois.  The...

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IL Corn hosts Mexican Trade Team

Collin Watters

November 16th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Illinois Corn Marketing Board was excited to welcome Mexican white corn buyers from Gruma in Illinois after a halt in visits due to COVID.    Representatives from Gruma, a global food company...

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Conservation Corner: Focusing on Fertilizer and Tillage

Megan Dwyer

November 11th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

As harvest wraps up for most farmers across the state and an overall favorable forecast is predicted, focus turns to fall fertilizer and tillage. Precision Conservation Management (PCM) looks at...

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Honoring Veteran Farmers

Tara Desmond

November 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB

IL Corn got a chance to catch up with veteran farmer Chris Gould (Gould) right before Veterans Day.  After asking some questions and getting to know a couple of Gould’s experiences here’s a little...

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ICGA Statement on the November 5 Passage of Infrastructure Bill

Lindsay Mitchell

November 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Randy DeSutter, a farmer from Woodhull, made the following statement while reflecting on Friday’s passage of an infrastructure bill:   “After several...

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Save the Date: IL Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting on November 23

Lindsay Mitchell

November 3rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The IL Corn Growers Association is excited to hold their 2021 annual meeting on November 23rd at the Interstate Center in Bloomington, IL. After holding the meeting virtually last year, the format...

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ICGA Evaluates Fertilizer Challenge on Behalf of Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Last week, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) contacted Illinois representatives on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Agriculture Committee to alert them of the concern we have...

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Turkish Feed Grain Importers Enjoy a Visit to Illinois

Tara Desmond

October 27th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

This past week, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (IL Corn) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council and Marquis Energy to host a trade team of distiller dried grain (DDGS) buyers from Turkey for a...

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Waterways Campaign Highlights Environmental & Economic Impacts

Lindsay Mitchell

October 26th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is proud to partner with the Waterways Council Inc, Illinois Soybean Association, and others to help audiences understand the importance of inland waterways and...

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Welcome New IL Corn Employee

October 20th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

We are happy to announce and welcome our new Marketing & Communications Manager to IL Corn, Tara Desmond. Tara was born in Central Illinois and has spent all of her life in Illinois.  She spent...

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Trade Teams Utilize Other Resources

Collin Watters

October 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports

Mark and Cristin Wilson welcomed a video crew to their farm to see corn harvest in action. IL Corn staff and our partners at the US Grains Council and Illinois Pork Producers will use these videos...

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IL Corn Optimistic About New Opportunities Within Budget Reconciliation Bill

Megan Dwyer

October 6th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Unpacking the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislative package reveals optimism. The Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn) is appreciative of the commitment to biofuel...

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Statement on Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Megan Dwyer

September 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water quality and nutrient loss reduction continue to be priority issues for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn). The recent release of Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy...

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American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition Medalists

Luke Miller

September 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

ACSA announced the medalists of the 2021 Heartland Whiskey Competition. Competitors were required to incorporate corn in their list of grains used to make their mash. Submissions were welcome from...

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