ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD CELEBRATES 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

February 28th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

    The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud steward of the checkoff funds Illinois farmers contribute.  With those funds, we do some pretty amazing things to build market demand, help...

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WANT TO GET PLUGGED IN?  JOIN US!

February 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers tell us that the number one reason they belong to our association is that it’s the right thing to do.  The second most popular reason they belong to our association is for representation...

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ONE IN FOUR BUSHELS ADDED CORN DEMAND DUE TO RED MEAT EXPORTS

February 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Exports

Since 2015, indirect exports – or the feed utilized by U.S. meat exports - represent the fastest growing category of corn use, says a study by World Perspectives, commissioned by the U.S. Meat...

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IL CORN FARMERS TAKE GRASSROOTS POLICY TO CORN CONGRESS 

February 25th, 2019  |  Today's News

Grassroots policy efforts brought forth by members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association at their annual policy meeting last November will be considered by the National Corn Growers Association...

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ILLINOIS’ HOMEGROWN CORN PROVIDES SUSTAINABILITY FOR GENERATIONS

February 22nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Thanks to the diligence and hard work of Illinois corn farmers, Illinois corn remains the state’s leading agricultural product. The impacts of homegrown corn stretch far and...

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ETHANOL CONTRIBUTES TO THE ECONOMY

February 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The U.S. ethanol industry faced a number of regulatory and marketplace challenges in 2018, but continued to make a remarkable contribution to the nation’s economy, according to a new study...

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CHECK OUT IL CORN’S FFA JACKET FEATURE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

February 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

If you’re a current FFA member, FFA alum, or just a supporter of what the FFA program in Illinois does for our youth, you’ll want to check out the FFA Jacket feature IL Corn is running on our...

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CELEBRATING OUR PRESIDENT: TED MOTTAZ

February 18th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Ted Mottaz of Elmwood became the Illinois Corn Growers Association President in November of 2018, and he’s been working to lead the organization and accomplish our priorities ever...

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GRASSROOTS ACTION HELPS ICGA MAINTAIN VALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS

February 15th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Every year, members tell us that their number one reason for belonging to the Illinois Corn Growers Association is because “it’s the right thing to do.”  The number two reason – for representation...

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TARMAGEDDON - WHAT WE LEARNED FROM 2018

February 14th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Join Dr. Nathan Kleczewski from the University of Illinois Extension for an update on Tar spot in corn.  This disease was first observed in the United States in 2015 in Northern Illinois and...

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WATERWAYS COUNCIL INC ADDRESSED BY SEC PERDUE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS WEEK

February 13th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams

The Waterways Council Inc (WCI) is holding a national conference this week in Washington, D.C.  On the agenda is an address by Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and by officials from the Army Corps of...

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COME WORK WITH US: IL CORN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

February 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are excited to announce three summer internships for college students in a two- or four-year college or university.  Come...

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US GRAINS COUNCIL AND IL CORN WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE GLOBAL CORN EXPORTS

February 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is the IL Corn partner that works to promote corn and corn co-product sales around the world.    To do this, USGC takes funding from IL Corn and its many other...

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ILLINOIS HITS ANOTHER CROP YIELD PER ACRE RECORD

February 8th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Additional Research

Illinois corn farmers plowed through another trying harvest season with average yield now pegged at a record 210 bushels per acre. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural...

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NEW FACT SHEET HIGHLIGHTS ORGANIC AND CONVENTIONAL PRODUCTION

February 7th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

It will be spring, sooner or later, and with it will come the opportunity to have discussions for the choices you make on your corn farm. Consumers remain very interested in where their food comes...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM DEADLINE APPROACHING FAST

February 6th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy

Farmers who wish to participate in the Market Facilitation Program and have not yet signed a CCC-910 are urged to visit their local county FSA offices by close of business on Thursday, February...

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COVER CROPS & SOIL HEALTH: THE PRACTICAL WAY FORWARD

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

The Midwest Cover Crops Council is proud to host their annual conference in Illinois for the first time this year, on February 20-21 in Springfield, IL!   The Keynote on February 21 will be...

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FARMER LEADERS DEBATE ISSUE SPECIFIC POLICY AND PROGRAM INITIATIVES

February 4th, 2019  |  Today's News

Many Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board farmer leaders are participating in a National Corn Growers Association Action Team this week.  The teams work together to...

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GRAINS COUNCIL AND MEAT EXPORT FEDERATION RECEIVE MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

February 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Exports

The Trump Administration’s trade aid package included not just direct payments to farmers of certain commodities impacted by the ongoing trade disruptions, but also monies to develop foreign...

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