IL Corn Top Priority Discussed in D.C.

Haley Bickelhaupt

May 11th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Exports |  Farm Policy

Representative Jonathan Jackson (D-1) questioned witnesses about funding the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program during a House Agriculture Subcommittee...

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Meet the First and Second Place IL T-shirt Contest Winners

Tara Desmond

May 11th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

If you missed it, IL Corn put on a t-shirt contest in April boosting creativity while showing the love of farming throughout the state.  Get to know the winners:   First Place: Jordan...

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IL Corn Sponsors 2023 Competition for Illinois’ Best Whiskey

Lindsay Mitchell

April 27th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Craft distilleries in Illinois will once again compete for top honors at a national whiskey tasting competition sponsored by IL Corn Marketing Board. The 2023 Heartland Whiskey Competition is the...

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PCM and PepsiCo Partner To Increase Conservation Adoption in Illinois, Kentucky and Nebraska

Lindsay Mitchell

April 13th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) will be increasing conservation acres in Illinois through a partnership with PepsiCo extending through 2030, according to PCM Director Greg...

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We are 96% Campaign Launches Phase Two

Lindsay Mitchell

April 7th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

The statewide “We are the 96%” campaign launched phase two this past week, with TV ads, radio ads, and digital ads hitting screens all over Illinois. The paid portion of the campaign runs April 1...

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6 Ways to Strengthen Illinois’ Clean Energy Future

April 4th, 2023  |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Ethanol

In the past few years, the U.S. has experienced impacts on our supply chain, energy costs and fuel prices from global energy insecurity. Combined with an urgent focus on combatting climate change...

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Japan Allows U.S. Ethanol Access to 100 Percent of Biofuel Market

Lindsay Mitchell

March 31st, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol

Today, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released its final proposed rule for partial amendment of the Act on Sophisticated Methods of Energy Supply Structures that allows the...

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2nd Annual Water Testing Challenge Announced

Tara Desmond

March 15th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation

IL Corn and Illinois Soybean Association are teaming up again on another Water Testing Challenge.  Through this effort, both corn and soybean checkoff programs hope to give Illinois FFA chapters...

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Brown Helps to Serve Farmers in Central IL

Haley Bickelhaupt

March 15th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) is thrilled to welcome Leyton Brown to the organization as a PCM Specialist.  He will be serving farmers in Champaign, Vermillion, and surrounding...

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Sen. Duckworth, Ambassador Emanuel, and IL Corn Fuel Big Strides in Japan’s Ethanol Market

March 2nd, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

TOKYO, Japan --  Last week, IL Corn leaders joined Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Ambassador Rahm Emanuel, in coordination with the U.S. Grains Council to celebrate a critical win in ongoing...

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Illinois Farmers Win NCGA Field of Corn Photo Contests

Tara Desmond

February 14th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

National Corn Growers Association has been doing a photo contest for the past 9 years and IL Corn is thrilled to congratulate this year’s Illinois farmer winners. With eight different photo...

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Saving Private Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

February 9th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Illinois farmers get real about industry challenges and urgent needs With only two percent of the population actively farming, but that same population empowering a multi-million dollar impact to...

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Dr. Laura Gentry to Speak at NASA Booth for 2nd Time at Commodity Classic

Tara Desmond

January 26th, 2023  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

NASA doesn’t disappoint with their famous Hyperwall.  NASA's Hyperwall is a video wall capable of displaying multiple high-definition data visualizations simultaneously across an arrangement of...

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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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Year of the Farmer Campaign Launches Feb 12 During Football’s Biggest Game

Lindsay Mitchell

December 20th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

A coalition of Illinois farm associations are joining together to make 2023 the Year of the Farmer with a statewide campaign that launches February 12 during football’s biggest game.   The...

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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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Leopold Conservation Award Comes to Illinois

Sand County Foundation

December 6th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

A prestigious award program celebrating voluntary conservation on farmland and forestland is coming to Illinois.   The Leopold Conservation Award® recognizes agricultural landowners who inspire...

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IL Corn Continues to Support Pork Donations in IL

IL Pork Producers Association

December 2nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

As part of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has donated close to 1 MILLION POUNDS of pork to food banks since 2008. IL...

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