Biden Visits Illinois Farm

Tara Desmond

May 11th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Today, President Biden visited Kankakee, IL to address Russia’s war on Ukraine and the resulting price hike on food and the administration’s actions for additional tools and resources to support...

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Illinois Senators Champion Cost-Share Change Enabling Lock Modernization

Lindsay Mitchell

May 5th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

Yesterday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022. The bill includes a cost-share shift offered by Senators Tammy...

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As Biden Steps Up for Farmers, Corn Growers Work to Advance Legislation on Ethanol

Brooke S. Appleton

April 22nd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

It was like a scene out of a Hollywood movie. Just as it looked as though the oil industry had succeeded in ending consumer access to higher levels of ethanol – a biofuel that is environmentally...

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Illinois Legislation Allows More Aggressive Development of IL Industrial Biotech Industry

Lindsay Mitchell

April 13th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Last week, the Illinois General Assembly sent a signal that Illinois is ready to designate itself as the premiere location for industrial biotechnology companies and innovation.   SB 1693, the...

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A European War Grips Washington and Places a Further Strain on U.S. Farmers

Brooke Appleton

March 30th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has gripped Washington for weeks, easily becoming the city’s marquee issue as we head into spring.   Typically, this level of attention is reserved for domestic...

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IL Corn Leadership Meets with The Mosaic Company, Discusses Fertilizer Pricing & Availability

Lindsay Mitchell

March 15th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

During Commodity Classic last week, leadership of the IL Corn Growers Association met with a representative of The Mosaic Company. The group discussed fertilizer availability, pricing, and the...

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IL Corn Signs Petition to Challenge EPA Rulemaking Re: Electric Vehicles

Lindsay Mitchell

March 8th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – IL Corn Growers Association joined five other state corn associations and other ethanol interest groups in a petition challenging the EPA’s recent greenhouse gas (GHG) tailpipe...

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The Biden Administration releases the 2022 Trade Policy Agenda

Rosy Brummette

March 3rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

The Biden Administration releases the 2022 Trade Policy Agenda On March 1st, President Biden released his 2022 trade policy agenda and 2021 annual report to Congress. The report details Amb....

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Bipartisanship Allows Policymakers to Make Positive Impacts

Brooke S. Appleton

February 24th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

When John Enns climbed up on his rye wicker on a beautiful day in 2004, he was looking forward to spending time in the field. Excited about riding his recently purchased equipment, he didn’t know...

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Senator Duckworth Sets the Senate Record Straight on Ethanol

Lindsay Mitchell

February 17th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

During yesterday’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing, Senator Tammy Duckworth coordinated with Senators Ernst and Stabenow to set the record straight on the benefits of...

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Public Notice

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February 17th, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

PUBLIC NOTICE   In accordance with Section 21 of the Illinois Corn Marketing Act, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board petitioned the Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture to conduct...

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Letter to IL Corn Growers about Fertilizer Prices

Marty Marr

February 3rd, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation

Dear Illinois Corn Growers Association Members:   Farmers all over the state have struggled with fertilizer prices and availability this fall and winter.  On our farm, we fall-applied anhydrous...

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Public Hearing to Consider Illinois Corn Checkoff Increase, Feb. 10

Lindsay Mitchell

February 1st, 2022  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture (“Department”), Jerry Costello II, invites Illinois corn producers to provide comments on a proposed corn checkoff referendum at a public...

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What you need to know about WOTUS

Tara Desmond

January 13th, 2022  |  ICGA |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

2021 Clean Water Rule On November 18, 2021, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released their proposed rule formally repealing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and...

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ICGA Responds to the U.S. EPA Proposed Blending Volumes

Lindsay Mitchell

December 9th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

On December 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a biofuel blending volumes proposal, calling for an increase in the  biofuel blending requirement for 2022 of 22.77 billion...

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A Look at the Ins & Outs of Washington in 2021

Brooke Appleton

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

This has been an incredibly busy year in the nation’s capital. We swore in a new president, welcomed new cabinet members and worked with policymakers, both old and new, as they’ve considered some...

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RSVP for next week listening sessions

Tara Desmond

December 8th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Public Outreach |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy |  Precision Conservation Management

  The Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold in-person listening sessions throughout the state to help prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill.  As a grassroots organization, we value farmer input...

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ICGA Evaluates Fertilizer Challenge on Behalf of Illinois Farmers

Lindsay Mitchell

November 1st, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Last week, the IL Corn Growers Association (ICGA) contacted Illinois representatives on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Agriculture Committee to alert them of the concern we have...

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IL Corn Optimistic About New Opportunities Within Budget Reconciliation Bill

Megan Dwyer

October 6th, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Unpacking the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislative package reveals optimism. The Illinois Corn Growers Association (IL Corn) is appreciative of the commitment to biofuel...

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IL Corn Connects with Farmer Members and Elected Officials at Farm Progress Show 21

Lindsay Mitchell

September 3rd, 2021  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation

Farm Progress Show 2021 in Decatur, IL was a great time for the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to connect with farmer members and elected officials, says Randy DeSutter,...

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