IL Corn Growers Association Annual Report Released

Tara Desmond

Nov 17, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA

In their commitment to represent and advocate for farmers, IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) emphasizes its role as a dedicated presence at the table, ensuring that farmers' interests are considered and prioritized. Acknowledging the demanding nature of farming and family responsibilities, IL Corn holds itself as a reliable ally, stepping in when farmers can't be present, and saving them a seat. Stressing the importance of collective strength, IL Corn recognizes that unity is essential in facing challenges and achieving positive outcomes.

Throughout the year, IL Corn has actively engaged in various initiatives to benefit farmers. Notably, groundbreaking efforts at Lock 25 near Winfield, MO, showcase their commitment to improving waterway systems, reflecting decades of advocacy. Legislative successes, such as E15 tax incentive for fuel blends and the reintroduction of the Next Generation Fuels Act, demonstrate their ongoing efforts to build demand and support farm families.

IL Corn has also played a crucial role in conservation discussions, advocating for flexibility in the Farm Bill and actively participating in programs that connect farmers to incentive payments for sustainable practices. Their involvement in federal and state rulemaking processes and close monitoring of issues like Mexico's proposed ban on genetically modified corn underscore their dedication to protecting farmers' interests on a broader scale. Overall, IL Corn’s multifaceted approach, spanning legislative advocacy, conservation efforts, and engagement with policymakers, reflects a comprehensive commitment to representing and supporting farmers in various facets of their livelihoods.

Check out more information on ICGA's efforts in the 2023 Annual Report.

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