IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year

Lindsay Mitchell

July 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn Partners with WIU in Soil Bucket Program for Third Year For the third year in a row, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture is partnering with the Illinois Corn Marketing...

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New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat

Lindsay Mitchell

July 1st, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

New IFF Video Featuring Farmers Investing in Pollinator Habitat   Today, Illinois Farm Families (IFF) released a third video in their “Innovation Grows Here” series, highlighting how Illinois...

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IL Corn Celebrates U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for Trade Entry-into Force

Lindsay Mitchell

June 30th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA

IL Corn Celebrates U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement for Trade Entry-into Force IL Corn Growers Association and the corn farmers they represent are fortunate that today, July 1, trade with our top...

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U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum

June 29th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

U of I FarmDoc Team Releases Conservation Lease Addendum Many farmers and landowners are interested in incorporating various conservation practices on their farms but find conversations and...

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PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership

Lindsay Mitchell

June 25th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

PCM and Clay Bess Honored for Exceptional Conservation Leadership   IL Corn is proud to announce Clay Bess has been recognized as part of Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Series!...

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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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IL Corn Welcomes New Interns

Dan Obert

June 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News

IL Corn welcomes three interns to our team this summer. Two interns work in the communication department and the third works on membership and legislative priorities. They join us originally from...

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IL Corn Donates over $600 to FFA Thanks to Farmer Water Testing Engagement

Lindsay Mitchell

June 17th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Conservation

IL Corn donated $635 to Illinois FFA chapters, a result of Illinois farmers testing water supplies on their farms for nitrates.   The program focused on raising awareness on Illinois farms of...

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CFAP Guidance with Additional Resources

June 10th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

In an effort to help you be more prepared for your appointment or complete the application at home, we’ve compiled some resources for your use in regards to the CFAP program.   Highlights: -...

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Dicamba Registration Pulled by Ninth Circuit Court

Lindsay Mitchell and Dan Obert

June 4th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Biotechnology |  Legislation & Regulation

June 10 Update: Many questions still float around about the decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in regards to usage of Dicamba. The Illinois Department of...

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Business Case for Conservation Challenges Conventional Thinking on Farm Management Practices

Lindsay Mitchell

June 3rd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers should soon be receiving a copy of the 2020 Precision Conservation Management research summary, titled The Business Case for Conservation.  The publication attempts to help...

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IL Ag Coalition Submits Statewide Monarch Conservation Efforts

May 28th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Conservation

One year after the Illinois Monarch Project Agriculture Action Plan was unveiled on Earth Day, Illinois agriculture groups continue to highlight voluntary conservation efforts geared toward...

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NCERC, COVER CROPS, AND LIVESTOCK: IL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 27th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Conservation |  Legislation & Regulation

As of May 24, around 1 am, the state of Illinois now has a budget that – although reported as creatively balanced – provides some wins for Illinois agriculture.    “Illinois agriculture showed...

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Released

Dan Obert

May 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

The USDA released more information on how the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) would be rolled out. At first look, payment calculations may seem fairly complicated but farmers should...

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Cleaner air is one defense against COVID-19

Lindsay Mitchell

May 12th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Researchers see a correlation between high concentrations of particulate matter in the air and vulnerability of citizens contracting the COVID-19 virus, says a recent study by Harvard T.H. Chan...

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Pork Power Feeds the Hungry, Prevents Food Waste

Lindsay Mitchell

May 7th, 2020  |  Today's News |  Livestock

 Together, we can prevent excess hogs from going to waste due to supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. Together, we can direct that protein to needy families all over Illinois.   IL Corn...

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Major Policy Change Makes Lock and Dam Upgrades More Likely

Lindsay Mitchell

May 6th, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams

Today, the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee passed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA). The bill included within it the Committee’s version of the Water Resources...

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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 Farmers and PepsiCo Partner to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 8,155 Metric Tons

Lindsay Mitchell

April 22nd, 2020  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Precision Conservation Management

Illinois farmers are partnering with PepsiCo and other large corporations across their supply chain to achieve large reductions in carbon emissions.  In the first two years of the project,...

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Locally Made Hand Sanitizer Spread Across the State

Dan Obert

April 16th, 2020  |  Today's News

State farm associations understand how important ag retail stations are to farmers during spring planting season and they have purchased and donated locally made hand sanitizer to prove it. Hand...

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