SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO NCGA CONTEST

|  Nov, 07, 2016

The National Corn Growers Association calls on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA hopes to capture high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. Interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2016....

IL CORN ENCOURAGES YOU TO VOTE

|  Nov, 03, 2016

Illinois Corn encourages its members and leaders to vote in the upcoming elections at the local, state, and federal level. We believe in encouraging political engagement at the voting booth, as well as at other times as appropriate by phoning, emailing, or visiting your elected officials in person. As you know, election day is coming up on Tuesday. In Illinois, you do have the opportunity to...

IT’S TOO DARN HOT FOR NOVEMBER AND FOR NITROGEN

|  Nov, 02, 2016

We can’t believe it either…the Cubs are playing in game seven of the World Series, and we’re seeing 80 degree days in November. We’ll see what happens with the first thing, but as for the second…quit looking at the calendar, and start looking at the thermometer for your cues, especially when it comes to making decisions about Fall N application timing. For more information, listen to this...

LOCKS AND DAMS UPGRADES REMAIN A PRIORITY

|  Nov, 01, 2016

Illinois corn farmers need a well-maintained waterways system to continue to meet export demand, and to support new market opportunities like those that would be created with TPP. With about half the state’s corn moving down the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, improving the lock and dam system is critical for agriculture.  Ken Hartman, former Illinois Corn Growers Association President and...

FORBES TAKES ON THE ANTI-MONSANTO MENTALITY

|  Nov, 08, 2016

Kavin Senapathy, an author, public speaker and science activist writing about health, medicine, genomics, agriculture and food, recently wrote an editorial piece for Forbes magazine’s online edition. Her editorial calls on the anti-GMOers to rethink their position, especially if it was just based in inexplicable hate for Monsanto. Senapathy writes that it is a good tactic to make people hate...

ANNUAL FARM BILL SIGNUP STARTED THIS WEEK

|  Nov, 09, 2016

Farmers in the Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs can begin their required annual sign-up now. The latest enrollment period for the USDA’s two main Farm Bill Title I commodity programs began on November 1st. The programs are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns. For more on this story, click here for the audio...

REGISTER FOR FARM BILL LISTENING SESSIONS

|  Nov, 04, 2016

Illinois Corn Growers Association is excited to invite you to our Farm Bill 2018 Member Input sessions. Mark your calendar for the location nearest your farm and stay tuned for additional details! Listen to this audio update with Jonathan Coppess, assistant professor of law and policy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In his former roles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and...