ICMB Director Elections via Mail Due to COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

June 24th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB

ICMB Director Elections via Mail Due to COVID-19   Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) district director elections will take place by mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In...

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Illinois Farm Families Facilitates Farmer-Nonfarmer Conversations During COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

April 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Farmers have an important role to play helping non-farmers understand food and food systems during the current global pandemic. Illinois Farm Families is helping.   Through Illinois Farm...

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Illinois corn farmers go on offense during the big game

January 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., January 28, 2020 – During the biggest game in football, IL Corn is going on offense to remind consumers around the state that Illinois runs on homegrown corn.   Viewers in...

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ILLINOIS FARM FAMILIES BIOPLASTIC VIDEO

January 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

 Across the globe a million water bottles are bought every minute with 91% never being recycled. We have come to realize we use too much plastic. Now is the time to switch to renewable resources....

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IL PORK AND IL CORN DONATED MORE THAN 100,000 POUNDS OF PORK

January 2nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) donated 100,263 pounds of ground pork to foodbanks throughout the state in 2019 on behalf of the Pork Power...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

Tricia Braid

August 20th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Roger Sy, a farmer from Newman, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) for the 2019-20 term.   Sy, a Douglas County farmer, has...

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IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS

Tricia Braid

July 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Additional Research

Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...

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SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

Tricia Braid

July 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Kansas Corn Commission, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to bring to the United States a Saudi...

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PETITIONS AVAILABLE FOR CORN CHECKOFF BOARD POSITIONS

Lindsay Mitchell

March 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Farmers who would like to run for a three-year term on the Illinois Corn Marketing Board can now start circulating nominating petitions.   Petitions are available at the ICMB office in...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD CELEBRATES 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Lindsay Mitchell

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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IL CORN FARMER DIRK RICE FEATURED AS SUSTAINABILITY LEADER

Lindsay Mitchell

January 24th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Dirk Rice, a corn farmer from Philo, IL and an Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, is currently featured on www.watchusgrow.org as a sustainability leader in the industry.   Watchusgrow.org...

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RODNEY WEINZIERL RECOGNIZED FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE

January 3rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

Exports are driven not just by supply and demand, but by relationships and communications, according to Rodney Weinzierl, executive director of Illinois Corn. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC)...

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WURMNEST NAMED FIELD TO MARKET SPOTLIGHT FARMER OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Mitchell

August 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

Mike Wurmnest of Deer Creek, Illinois was named the Field to Market Spotlight Farmer of the Year for 2018.  Mike is joined by four other farmers from across the nation to join in this...

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ILLINOIS CORN MARKETING BOARD ELECTS OFFICERS

Tricia Braid

August 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Don Duvall, a farmer from Carmi, Illinois, was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the 2018-19 term.   Duvall, a White County...

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OPEN HOUSE PLANNED FOR NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART HORACE FEED MILL

August 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

The Equity is hosting an Open House for their new state-of-the-art Horace feed mill on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. A free pork sandwich, chips, and drink will be served starting at...

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JIM RABEN ELECTED U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL SECRETARY/TREASURER

Lindsay Mitchell

August 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB

Jim Raben, farmer from Ridgway, IL and Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, became Secretary/Treasurer of the U.S. Grains Council last week during its 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in...

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THE POWER OF PEOPLE: USGC RECOGNIZES PAUL JESCHKE FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Illinois corn farmer Paul Jeschke attended his first U.S. Grains Council (USGC) meeting in the late 1970s but did not become more involved in the organization until his wife, Donna, was elected to...

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CONGRATS LOU LAMOREUX, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD OF THE YEAR

Lindsay Mitchell

June 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Conservation

Last week, the Lamoreux family was named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward of the Year!  The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is so proud of our Director for his commitment to...

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THE FARMER IN THE BLUE HAT: USGC RECOGNIZES BILL LONG FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Never underestimate a good ball cap. Illinois corn farmer Bill Long calls his official blue U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hat his conversation starter, opening opportunities to share his insights on...

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CORNBELTERS SEASON OPENER THIS WEEK

Lindsay Mitchell

May 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Public Outreach

This week marks an important beginning of an educational effort in Central Illinois.    The Normal CornBelters will play their first game at home on May 11 and every visitor will be exposed to...

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