Legislative Team Strengthens Voice for Farmers

Haley Bickelhaupt

February 1st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

With fewer lawmakers representing rural America in Congress and in the state legislature, it is more important than ever for farmers to be well represented in Washington D.C. and at our state...

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Corn Grower Leaders, Joined by Administration and Congressional Officials, Warn of Consequences from Mexico Decree, Call for Swift Action

January 31st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

In a briefing for members of Congress and staff today, corn farmer leaders told U.S. officials to continue to hold the line with Mexico over a proposed ban that would block most U.S. corn imports...

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Carbon Sequestration allows ethanol to compete with EVs

Lindsay Mitchell & Haley Bickelhaupt

January 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Carbon Capture & Storage Technology (CCS) offers Illinois ethanol production a unique advantage, allowing competition with electric vehicles.      The advantage stems from the Illinois Basin, a...

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ICGA builds connections with Latino community

Haley Bickelhaupt

January 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) leaders connected with the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus last week and discussed corn’s impact on the Latino community.   State elected officials joined...

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Conservation Corner - WOTUS

Megan Dwyer

January 12th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

While many of us are waiting for a precipitation recharge, the U.S. EPA has released it’s final WOTUS (Waters of the United States) rule. If you recall, back in August of 2021 the EPA and Army...

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Top IL Corn Videos of 2022

Tara Desmond

January 5th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Social Media has changed the way the world sees companies and brands.  Videos are a medium that has skyrocketed over the last couple decades and IL Corn is making sure to keep up.    Reaching a...

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IL FFA Chapters Win Prizes While Learning About Farming Conservation

Tara Desmond

January 3rd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Conservation

In April, IL Corn and Illinois Soybean Association partnered up on a hands-on learning opportunity for FFA chapters in Illinois called the Water Testing Initiative Challenge.   This new...

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Looking Back at 2022

Tara Desmond

December 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

The year has flown by and we're thrilled at all of the accomplishments and wins for Illinois farmers.  If you're a member of the IL Corn Growers Association you receive weekly news e-mails with...

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New Year Brings Continued Negotiations with Mexico Over Biotech Corn Imports

Brooke S. Appleton

December 28th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

As we enter 2023, we are reminded that we are now one-year out from the effective date of the decree banning most corn imports from the U.S. into Mexico.   The National Corn Growers Association,...

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WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT (WRDA) 2022 PASSES IN SENATE INLAND WATERWAYS 65%/35% COST-SHARE NOW PERMANENT

Waterways Council, Inc.

December 16th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Washington, DC -- Last night, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 passed in the Senate by a vote of 83-11. It was included as part of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act...

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IL Corn Joins Farmer Leaders from Across the Country in Calling on Biden to Set Quick, Firm Timeline While Pressing Case on Biotech Corn with Mexico

Lindsay Mitchell

December 14th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Bloomington, IL – The presidents of 23 state corn grower groups, joined by the president of the National Corn Growers Association, sent a letter to President Biden today calling for him to take...

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IL Corn Helps Intern to Grow

Peter Metivier

December 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Over the past 16 weeks Peter Metivier has been an intern for IL Corn while still attending.  Here is a little bit about his growth with IL Corn.   Unlike other FFA members, Peter didn't grow up...

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10 Gift Ideas from IL Corn

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Biotechnology |  Public Outreach

Looking for a last minute gift idea?         First - Don't forget last year's gifts.         Then check out 5 gifts related to corn AND 5 gifts to help you on the farm. 5 Gifts Related to Corn...

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A Look at the Ins & Outs of Washington in 2022

Brooke Appleton

December 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

It has been an incredibly busy year with many interesting twists and turns along the way. As 2022 draws to a close and the mid-term elections are all but wrapped up, we are beginning to gain...

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Fall Covers for Spring Savings Sign Up Opens December 15 at 8 am

Lindsay Mitchell

December 1st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Conservation

The Fall Covers for Spring Savings program sign up will open on December 15 at 8 am and close on January 15, 2023. Historically, acres fill up within hours of the program’s opening, so don’t delay...

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Senators Durbin & Duckworth Co-Sponsor E15 Bill

Tara Desmond

November 29th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Senators Deb Fischer (NE) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) led bipartisan introduction of updated E15 legislation, which tracks their previous bill, S. 2339 Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act.  This bill...

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IL Corn Farmers Recognize Senator Duckworth

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Senator Tammy Duckworth received the ethanol award from the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at the group’s annual meeting on November 22, 2022, in Bloomington.   Senator Duckworth...

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ICGA Elects New Officers, Board Members

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Matt Rush, a farmer from Fairfield, IL, has been elected president of the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2022-2023 at their re-organizational meeting, which was held today immediately...

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ICGA Recognizes Lyons for Environmental Work

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

The IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) recognized Richard “Dick” Lyons for his commitment to on-farm conservation during their annual meeting on November 22 at the Asmark AgriCenter in...

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Dozier Recognized for Environmental Work by ICGA

Lindsay Mitchell

November 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Ivan Dozier, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s State Conservationist for Illinois, was honored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) at their annual meeting on November 22...

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