RMA ADMINSTRATOR BARBRE TO HOLD LISTENING SESSIONS IN IL

August 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Interested farmers have an opportunity to meet with the Administrator of USDA’s, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Martin Barbre at listening sessions in Illinois the week of August 26th. RMA...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

August 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Roger Sy, a farmer from Newman, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2019-20 term.   Sy, a Douglas County farmer, has...

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BEEF AND PORK EXPORTS ADDED 39 CENTS TO PRICE OF CORN IN 2018

August 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock

A new study by World Perspectives, Inc, estimates that beef and pork exports added 39 cents per bushel to the price of corn and 85 cents per bushel to the price of soybeans in 2018.    Red meat...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON ACREAGE ESTIMATE UPDATES

August 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Illinois Corn Growers Association Executive Director Rodney Weinzierl issued the following statement after USDA's release of their acreage estimate updates today :   “IL Corn does not have an...

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YOU HAVE TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT ETHANOL DEMAND

August 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is being threatened on multiple fronts, just when we finally got a win on E15.  To protect the RFS, we need to let President Trump know his commitment to...

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IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS

July 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Additional Research

Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...

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AUDIO UPDATE: MORE DETAILS ABOUT MFP PAYMENTS

July 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

In this audio update: Sign up started on July 29, but before you head to town, better make a phone call to your local FSA office to be sure they are ready to help you!  IL Corn is still working to...

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SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

July 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Kansas Corn Commission, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to bring to the United States a Saudi...

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ON THE HILL FOR HOLC

July 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Increased ethanol market demand will help farmers weather the poor ag economy.  That's why one of IL Corn’s 2019 legislative priorities is to: Support multiple pathways that improve market access...

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UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

July 3rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

Locks and dams on the MIssissippi and Illinois Rivers need improvement.  The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) has made obtaining funding for the project a legislative priority for well...

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ILLINOIS CORN FARMERS PARTNER WITH NASA AND UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS TO ADDRESS FOOD SECURITY

June 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Farmers, by their nature, want to raise enough food for everyone. That makes food security, ensuring all people have access to sufficient food every day, important to Illinois corn farmers....

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PRECISION CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT SUMMARY RELEASED

June 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Illinois corn farmers should now have a copy of The Business Case for Conservation, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Conservation Practices, which spell out the results of three years of on-farm research...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON MEXICO'S RATIFICATION OF USMCA

June 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement after Mexico’s Senate ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

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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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