Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act

Lindsay Mitchell

September 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association Welcomes Bustos’ Next Generation Fuels Act   The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) welcomes legislation introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos in the U.S. House...

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EPA Announces Interim Decision on Crucial Crop Protection Tools

Lindsay Mitchell

September 21st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

EPA Announces Interim Decision on Crucial Crop Protection Tools   Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a long-awaited interim decision regarding the reregistration of the...

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Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases

Lindsay Mitchell

September 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Virtual Opportunities Increase Interest in International DDGS Purchases   Beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry can all benefit from U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in...

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New Campaign Showcases Corn's Versatility

Dan Obert

September 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

New Campaign Showcases Corn’s Versatility A new marketing campaign highlighting corn’s versatility rolled out this past month. The ads help those living in cities better understand one of...

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Global Demand for Meat Increases Corn Demand

Dan Obert

September 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Global Demand for Meat Increases Corn Demand Pork exports are expected to rival poultry exports by 2021, providing Illinois corn farmers with an opportunity for increased demand.   In fact, U.S....

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ICGA Supports Availability of Neonicotinoids

Lindsay Mitchell

August 31st, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Supports Availability of Neonicotinoids In comments to the EPA today, the Illinois Corn Growers Association supported the registration of neonicotinoids, a commonly used class of...

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ICGA Political Action Committee Upcoming Events For Members

Lindsay Mitchell

August 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA Political Action Committee Upcoming Events For Members Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) members received an ICGA Political Action Committee (PAC) letter this week, asking for their...

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ICGA Comments on Rule that could Negatively Impact Low Carbon Fuels Including Higher Blends of Ethanol

August 20th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

ICGA Comments on Rule that could Negatively Impact Low Carbon Fuels Including Higher Blends of Ethanol   Last week, the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) submitted comments on behalf of...

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IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount

Lindsay Mitchell

August 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Farmers May Qualify for $5/Acre Crop Insurance Discount   Illinois farmers that plant cover crops may qualify for a $5 per acre discount on their 2021 crop insurance invoice when accepted...

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Member Alert: More Info on Crop Insurance Claims Following Derecho

Lindsay Mitchell

August 14th, 2020  |  Today's News

MEMBER ALERT: More Information on Crop Insurance Claims Following Derecho   Farmers in Illinois with crop insurance claims following this week’s derecho need to contact their approved insurance...

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Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage

Dan Obert

August 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Additional Research

Research Confirms Additional DDGS Usage A new study from the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) confirms distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) use as a safe, efficient feed...

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COVID Can't Stop Corn Farmers from Connecting with Candidates and Elected Officials

Lindsay Mitchel

August 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

COVID Can't Stop Corn Farmers from Connecting with Candidates and Elected Officials   COVID-19 has had a lot of impacts on farmers in Illinois, but it has not stopped conversations between...

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Importance of Trade

Katie Smith and Dan Obert

August 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Exports

Importance of Trade Katie Smith, Communication Intern at IL Corn, sat down with Collin Watters, Director of Exports and Logistics, and asked him a couple questions about trade. Find out more...

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Use of Corn as an Acceptable Feedstock Clarified by the Department of Energy

Julie Busse and Dan Obert

August 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Biotechnology

Use of Corn as an Acceptable Feedstock Clarified by the Deparment of Energy   An important step forward to driving demand for corn was recently achieved, thanks to the work of state and national...

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Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority?

Lindsay Mitchell

August 5th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Is Helping the Ethanol Industry Your Priority? In the heat of COVID-19 shutdowns in March and April, we all watched as the ethanol industry took a heavy blow, as people quit traveling to work, to...

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Good to Excellent Crop Statewide

Dan Obert

August 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News

Good to excellent crop statewide Summer continues to roll on across the state. Topsoil moisture remains abundant with 90 percent adequate to surplus providing ideal conditions for corn to grow....

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House Passed WRDA Bill That Includes Advocated For Cost-Share Shift for Lock and Dam Construction

Lindsay Mitchell

July 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

House Passed WRDA Bill That Includes Advocated For Cost-Share Shift for Lock and Dam Construction   The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) today,...

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Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Raben Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman During Virtual Summer Meeting   The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) elected Jim Raben, a farmer from Ridgway, IL representing the Illinois...

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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn

Lindsay Mitchell

July 23rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn Since 2015, pork and beef exports have been the fastest-growing category of corn use, delivering critical returns for corn farmers. The...

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Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board

Lindsay Mitchell

July 16th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Kenneth Hartman of Waterloo, IL Re-Elected to NCGA Board Kenneth Hartman, Waterloo, Illinois farmer and former President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, was re-elected to the National...

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