SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE LOOMING FOR MARGIN PROTECTION INSURANCE SIGN UP

|  Sep, 15, 2017

Farmers have just over two weeks left to sign up for a new crop insurance product called Margin Protection (MP). The new product pays when a harvest revenue-cost margin is below a guaranteed level. Gary Schnitkey, of the University of Illinois Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics shares more about the MP crop insurance product in this interview with IL Corn’s Tricia Braid. For a...

IL CORN HARVEST AND CONDITIONS REPORT FOR THE WEEK

|  Sep, 26, 2017

The National Agricultural Statistics Service releases each Monday afternoon their latest crop conditions report for the week prior, ending on Sunday evening. Listen to this week’s audio update to catch up on the IL Corn harvest. 

EPA HATCHES ANOTHER PLAN TO REDUCE RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUME

|  Sep, 28, 2017

IL Corn is tracking a newly issued notice from the U.S. EPA that would change their interpretation of how they set the renewable fuels volume in our nation’s fuel supply. Listen to this audio update for the full story.

CALL FROM THE COMBINE: ACTION REQUEST TO SUPPORT TRADE PROGRAMS

|  Sep, 29, 2017

Your call to Senators Duckworth and Durbin could encourage their support of export programs in the future. The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act was introduced on September 19 and would increase funding for the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) programs which would significantly benefit the ag economy. ...