Statement on Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Megan Dwyer

September 17th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water quality and nutrient loss reduction continue to be priority issues for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn). The recent release of Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy...

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Illinois Corn Farmer Featured on NASA Website

Lindsay Mitchell

July 28th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Illinois Corn Farmer Featured on NASA Website   NASA, the US government agency responsible for science and technology related to air and space, recognized corn farmers today on their website for...

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Hear From the Conservation Experts

Lindsay Mitchell

July 21st, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Hear From the Conservation Experts Precision Conservation Management (PCM) released their 2021 data and recommendations last month, but there's still time to better understand what the data is...

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Water Testing Survey Now Available

Dan Obert

June 23rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Water Testing Survey Now Available   ICGA members who received special water testing strips in the mail this past spring should consider taking a brief moment to give their thoughts on the...

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Conservation Corner: Cover Crop Edition

Megan Dwyer

June 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Conservation Corner: Cover Crop Edition   Corn farmers have a lot of opportunities to gain expertise and minimize financial risk when they try cover crops in 2021.   Farmers that planted a...

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Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations

Lindsay Mitchell

June 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and...

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PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank

Lindsay Mitchell

May 24th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM Receives Grant From International HSBC Bank   The Precision Conservation Program Management (PCM) will receive grant funds from HSBC Bank via the Midwest Row Crop Collaborative (MRCC), the...

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Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners

Nancy Kavazanjian - Global Farmer Network

May 10th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

Presidential Notice of Farmers as Climate Change Solution Partners By Nancy Kavazanjian: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin When President Biden addressed Congress and the country last week, he did...

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Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland

Dan Obert

April 15th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

Checkoff Reaches Consumers in Chicagoland   Consumer outreach messaging continues to amplify Illinois farmers’ voices to the most densely populated area of the state.     Illinois Farm Families,...

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Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam

Dan Obert

April 7th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Cover Crops and Other Conservation Practices Continue to Gain Steam   Warmer weather is finally here and many farmers begin to get their planter ready to kick off another growing season. While...

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New Program Deadlines and Applications

March 19th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

New Program Deadlines and Applications NRCS Announces '21 Application Cutoff for RCPP's Precision Conservation Management Project   State Conservationist Ivan Dozier announced U. S. Department...

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Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable

Dan Obert

March 18th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Conservation Conversation Virtual Roundtable   A roundtable discussion featuring Precision Conservation Management Operation Manager Clay Bess and Director of Water Quality Research at IL Corn...

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Water Testing Strips to be Mailed

Dan Obert

February 25th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Water Testing Strips to be Mailed Nutrient Manager Megan Dwyer introduced the second annual water testing strip program in honor of National FFA Week. The program sends two water testing strips...

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Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres

Dan Obert

January 22nd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

Cover Crop Program Application Period Ends, Sees Increase of Requested Acres   Many farmers want to implement conservation practices, but they need opportunities to help manage risk. The Fall...

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Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar

Dan Obert

January 14th, 2021  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Eric Snodgrass, Atmospheric Scientist Hosts Climate Change Webinar   An hour-long presentation held virtually showed audience members the climate patterns taking place not only in the Midwest but...

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IL Corn to Host Climate Change Webinar

Dan Obert

December 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

IL Corn to Host Climate Change Webinar   Join climatologist Eric Snodgrass in a webinar as he takes an in depth look at the ways climate change will impact agriculture in Illinois and what it...

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ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program

Lindsay Mitchell

December 15th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

ISA and IL Corn Invest in Conservation via the PCM Program The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have teamed up to research on-farm conservation...

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Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C-

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

Mississippi River Watershed Receives a Grade of C-   America's Watershed Initiative (AWI) has released its second Mississippi River Watershed Report Card, resulting in a grade of C- for the...

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Cover Crop Savings Program

Dan Obert

December 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Farm Policy

Cover Crop Savings Program   The Illinois Department of Ag (IDOA) Cover Crop Premium Discount Program gives farmers a $5/acre insurance premium discount on acres that are planted with a cover...

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Audio Update: Field to Market Collaboration of the Year with Clay Bess

Dan Obert

November 13th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Audio Update Get to know Clay Bess, Lead Precision Conservation Management Specialist and hear about PCM's newest award. Listen Here

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