Biden Visits Illinois Farm

Tara Desmond

May 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Today, President Biden visited Kankakee, IL to address Russia’s war on Ukraine and the resulting price hike on food and the administration’s actions for additional tools and resources to support...

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Farmers are the Foot Soldiers in the War Against Hunger

Motlatsi Musi: Pimville, South Africa

May 5th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Farmers are the foot soldiers in the war on hunger, and that never has been more apparent than it is in today in Ukraine.   As fighter jets soar overhead, bombs drop on cities, and tanks battle...

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Illinois Senators Champion Cost-Share Change Enabling Lock Modernization

Lindsay Mitchell

May 5th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022. The bill includes a cost-share shift offered by Senators Tammy...

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Inland Waterways, Critical to Illinois and the Nation, Get Their Due

Rodney Weinzierl

May 3rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Exports

If you drive over LaSalle’s Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge that spans the Illinois Waterway, you may look down to see barges being pushed by towboats, but probably don’t know exactly what is...

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Conservation Corner - Myth Busters

Megan Dwyer

April 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Myth: “Planting into cover crops just doesn’t work; it’s too cold for my herbicides to work so I can’t manage cover crops in the spring; if you don’t kill them early, they get out of control; all...

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As Biden Steps Up for Farmers, Corn Growers Work to Advance Legislation on Ethanol

Brooke S. Appleton

April 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

It was like a scene out of a Hollywood movie. Just as it looked as though the oil industry had succeeded in ending consumer access to higher levels of ethanol – a biofuel that is environmentally...

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Illinois Corn Farmers Approve Increased Checkoff Investment

Tara Desmond

April 21st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB

  Illinois corn farmers voted in favor of increasing the corn checkoff rate established in the Illinois Corn Marketing Act in a vote held March 29, 2022, according to Illinois Department of...

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Illinois Legislation Allows More Aggressive Development of IL Industrial Biotech Industry

Lindsay Mitchell

April 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Last week, the Illinois General Assembly sent a signal that Illinois is ready to designate itself as the premiere location for industrial biotechnology companies and innovation.   SB 1693, the...

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Biden Administration Lifts Restrictions on E15 For Year-Round Sales

Lindsay Mitchell

April 12th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – After considering the burden of high gas prices on every American, President Biden announced today in Iowa that he will approve an emergency E15 waiver effective June 1....

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Illinois Farm Groups Request Funding to Safeguard Illinois’ Livestock

April 9th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Livestock

Last week, leadership from four Illinois commodity groups and Illinois Farm Bureau worked to increase the Illinois State budget request by $750,000 from the General Assembly’s FY23 budget toward...

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Recognizing Ag

Tara Desmond

April 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

For most in the agriculture industry, you know that what you’re doing is providing food and items that consumers use daily and could not live without.  For the average non-farmer who is...

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Smacking Down Gas Prices

Tara Desmond

April 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

We aren’t trying to pull a Will Smith on you.  Farmers have a solution to high gas prices that’s here and no laughing matter, ethanol.  The fact is that the use of higher ethanol blends will cut...

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IL CORN AND IL SOYBEAN CHECKOFFS PARTNER ON WATER TESTING INITIATIVE

IL Soybean Association

April 4th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

The IL Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association are teaming up to offer a new water testing initiative challenge for Illinois FFA chapters to learn about nutrient loss and water...

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PCM Welcomes New Employee to Team

Tara Desmond

March 31st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Darren Cudaback joins the Precision Conservation Management (PCM) team as a specialist in Nebraska. Darren has spent the last 24 years in the ag industry helping producers with marketing programs...

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A European War Grips Washington and Places a Further Strain on U.S. Farmers

Brooke Appleton

March 30th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has gripped Washington for weeks, easily becoming the city’s marquee issue as we head into spring.   Typically, this level of attention is reserved for domestic...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Getting to know Donna Jeschke

Tara Desmond

March 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Although we celebrate women in ag throughout the year, March is nationally recognized to dedicate to women’s contributions through history and society.  According to stats from 2017 around 30,000...

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Saying Dia dhuit (Jee-ah ghwitch) to Irish Farmers

Tara Desmond

March 17th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

In light of St. Patrick’s Day and also for some positive news from across the ocean, IL Corn caught up with a couple of Irish farmers in different areas.  Here’s a little bit about their...

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Farmers Net $12.70 Per Acre on Crop Insurance Endorsement Sponsored by IL Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

March 16th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation

The Trend-Adjusted Yield Endorsement has been available to Illinois farmers as a crop insurance endorsement since 2012, making 2022 the eleventh year of its availability. In this article, the...

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IL Corn Leadership Meets with The Mosaic Company, Discusses Fertilizer Pricing & Availability

Lindsay Mitchell

March 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

During Commodity Classic last week, leadership of the IL Corn Growers Association met with a representative of The Mosaic Company. The group discussed fertilizer availability, pricing, and the...

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IL Corn Celebrates the Passage of FY 22 Omnibus Appropriations Bill with Funding for Locks and Dams

Lindsay Mitchell

March 10th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams

  Late in the evening on March 9, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill. The funding for the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works – the line item from which lock and...

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