RIVER TRANSPORTATION IS UNRELIABLE AND PRECARIOUS DUE TO FLOODING

June 14th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

According to the Russell Marine Group, a logistical coordination company working on the rivers, the inland waterway transportation system and everything within is stressed and upside down, with...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

June 6th, 2019  |  Today's News

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.    In order to run as an at-large director, the bylaws require...

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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SOLUTION

June 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

ICGA and university researchers work together to address food security and agronomic efficiency issues.   The Illinois Corn Growers Association is taking a small step with potentially much...

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOLLOWING END OF IL SESSION

June 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

THANKS TO YOUR CALLS, SB1407 was tabled for a year during this weekend's long end to the Illinois State legislative session.  Your work and response to our call to action last week was a big...

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STATEMENT ON YEAR-ROUND E15 ANNOUNCEMENT

May 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement after EPA has finalized the rule granting the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver...

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USMEF PANEL DISCUSSES TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

May 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Prevention of African swine fever (ASF) in North America is critical, but so is preparation for a response and recovery if the disease does make it here. That was the precaution offered by Dr....

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ETHANOL REPRESENTS FASTEST GROWING U.S. AG EXPORT

May 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

  A recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin. In 2018,...

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STATEMENT ON ADDITIONAL TRADE AID FOR FARMERS

May 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s plans to make available a second...

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HOW TO CALL THE USDA & WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THE PENNY TRADE AID PAYMENT

May 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Will a penny cut it on your farm?   By now you’ve likely heard that President Trump has directed the Administration via USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to prepare a second round of trade-aid...

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​​​​​​​REPS. AXNE, SMITH LEAD BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO STOP EPA’S ABUSE OF SMALL REFINERY EXEMPTIONS

May 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

~ Members urge the EPA to reverse expansion of biofuel waivers for large or unqualified refiners ~   U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) led a bipartisan group of 35...

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IMPACTS OF SIGNIFICANT RAIN IN ILLINOIS TO EXPORTS

May 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Exports

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue believes that U.S. farmers will see an immediate response from China regarding commodity purchases once a free trade agreement is signed.  Additionally, USDA...

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PLANNING AN OVERSEAS TRIP? TAKE CARE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ASFV

May 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

Along with other members of the U.S. agriculture industry, the Illinois Corn Growers Association encourages you to keep in mind the importance of biosafety protocol to take specific precautions...

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ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED USMCA

April 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is one of the Illinois Corn Grower Association’s top legislative priorities for 2019.  Current expectation is for Congress to vote on the bill this...

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ILLINOIS ONE PERCENT PLANTED ON APRIL 21

April 24th, 2019  |  Today's News

Illinois is only one percent planted, says USDA Planting Progress report released on April 22.  This, compared to a three percent planted figure at this time last year and a five-year average for...

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SLOVAKIA, POLAND, AND CZECH REPUBLIC SIGN JOINT DECLARATION PROMOTING E10

April 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The Ministers of Agriculture in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic have signed a joint declaration agreeing on the importance of biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)...

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IL CORN ADDRESSES COALITION ON AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSE GASES

April 17th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Travis Deppe, Director of Precision Conservation Management for the Illinois Corn Growers Association, shared a message about the farm economy, market trends and how farmers are engaging in...

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ETHANOL EXPORT NUMBERS

April 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  U.S. ethanol exports totaled 127.9 million gallons (mg) in January, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This reflects an 8.5% decline from December...

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SUPPORT E15 WITH COMMENTS TO THE EPA

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

The U.S. EPA held a hearing today in Michigan last week to hear comments on their rule that would allow for year-round sales of E15. Corn farmers participated in that hearing, but so did ethanol...

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UPDATED LAND USE CHANGE RESEARCH FROM USDA

April 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

IL Corn welcomes updated information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study...

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS FEELING CONFIDENT ON USMCA

March 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

According to a Bloomberg news report citing Representative Steve Scalise, House Republicans had a “great meeting” with President Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA trade deal (the U.S. Mexico Canada...

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