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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U.S. GRAIN IN ALL FORMS EXPORTS UP 25.2 PERCENT

March 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

This article originally posted here.   Shifting dynamics in world markets and continuous market development efforts resulted in growing demand for U.S. feed grains and ethanol in the first four...

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E15 RULEMAKING PROCESS ADVANCES

March 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The EPA has published their proposed rule that would authorize E15 for year-round sales. Achieving RVP parity for E15 has been a top priority of IL Corn, and we’re almost across the finish line in...

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2018 POULTRY EXPORTS AT A GLANCE

March 25th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Though there is little poultry raised in Illinois, poultry is the number one user of corn within the livestock sector.  Poultry exports then are also very important, as more poultry and egg...

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ICYMI: HIGH OCTANE, LOW CARBON FUEL WILL BENEFIT FARMERS AND AMERICANS

March 22nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

In this editorial (below) and in the High Octane, Low Carbon (HOLC) mailer you might have received in your FarmWeek, IL Corn is spelling out the benefits of a new high octane fuel.  This fuel will...

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HEAR FROM WCI CHAIRMAN ON THE 2019 PRIORITIES FOR LOCKS AND DAMS

March 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

Peter H. Stephaich is Chairman and CEO of Blue Danube Incorporated and Campbell Transportation Company. Currently, he is also Chairman of the Board of the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI).   WCI is...

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS VALUE OF AG TRADE WITH CANADA

March 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

Illinois Corn Growers Association leaders met with representatives of the Canadian Embassy recently to discuss the situation regarding U.S. ratification of the new U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

March 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Farmers who would like to run for a three-year term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board can now start circulating nominating petitions.   Petitions are available at the ICMB office in...

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DON'T FORGET TRADE, PLEASE

March 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

In this article published by the Global Farmer Network and written by Cherilyn Nagel, a farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, we learn more about the true cost of lost trade agreements with Canada and...

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USDA NATIONAL AG STATISTICS SERVICE ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN REPORTS

March 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Every five years, NASS conducts a program review following the completion of the Census of Agriculture. The review considers the latest information from the census, estimates from the current...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON E15 PROPOSED RULE

March 14th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz made the following statement from Capitol Hill while participating in the organization’s legislative fly-in upon hearing that the...

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WHY DO ILLINOIS FARMERS NEED THE USMCA?

March 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is what your farmer leaders are discussing with the Illinois congressional delegation today: U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.  Farmers need this agreement ratified.  And the sooner, the...

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IL AGRICULTURE COLLABORATES TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

March 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

The Illinois Corn Growers Association, with many other Illinois ag groups, collaborated on the new Illinois Agriculture: Let’s Grow book, which will be provided to all of the members of the...

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PODCAST: COVER CROPS ADVICE

March 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Are you thinking of implementing a cover crops system on your farm? Are you already using cover crops? Take a listen to this podcast featuring advice from experts on cover crops.   The 13th...

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ICGA WELCOMES KATE DANNER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

March 8th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Kate Danner, a farmer in Aledo IL, joined the Illinois Corn Growers Association board in 2017.  As an “at large” director that represents every farmer in Illinois, she’s particularly interested...

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