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#SEEDTOSPIRIT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM REACHES 1.6 MILLION ON TWITTER

August 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

What do you get when you mix foodies, corn, Illinois Farm Families, and whiskey? You get millions of impressions on social media, that’s what. And those impressions were all positive for the...

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NET FARM INCOMES EVEN LOWER IN 2017

August 16th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Farm Policy |  Additional Research

According to University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey, net farm incomes in 2017 will be down from 2016 incomes unless grain prices respond to lower yields. Of course, there will be...

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USGC SEEKS CROP PROGRESS PHOTOS

August 15th, 2017  |  Today's News

The United States Grain Council uses a Facebook account, Growing the 2017 U.S. Corn Crop, to update the world about the process of the corn crop in the United States. The USGC is asking photos,...

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NEW BEEF HOOP BARN PROVIDES MANY BENEFITS TO FIRST GENERATION FARMER

August 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock

  (Camp Point, IL) – Jacob Schmidt did not grow up on a farm, but that did not stop him from pursuing and realizing his dream of being a farmer. With the help of family and neighbors, Jacob...

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COVER CROP COUPON AVAILABLE TO ICGA MEMBERS

August 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Best Management Practices

IL Corn, along with the Zea Mays Foundation, is encouraging farmers to use best management practices on their farms that will reduce nitrate loss by 15% by 2025 and reduce phosphate loss by 25% by...

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ADDITIONAL FIELD DAYS AND SOIL HEALTH MEETINGS SCHEDULED ACROSS ILLINOIS

August 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – What will improve soil health to make farmland more productive, efficient and sustainable for the next generation, and how does it impact the business side? Get the scoop from area...

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SOIL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP, NCGA ENDORSE NEW LIST OF SOIL HEALTH MEASUREMENTS

August 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – The Soil Health Partnership has endorsed a set of 19 soil health measurements, encouraging the agriculture industry to quickly adopt them. Once widely adopted, the indicators are...

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12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

August 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association joins others in celebrating 12 years of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Our leaders were engaged in the process and excited when the President of the United States,...

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IL CORN LEADERS SPEAK WITH USDA SECRETARY PERDUE

August 7th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Four Illinois Corn Growers Association leaders met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today as he made visits as part of his RV Tour of the Midwest. The five-state RV tour...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH LOCKS THROUGH ROCK ISLAND #15

August 4th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Locks and Dams |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) studied the condition of Locks and Dam #15 at Rock Island on the Mississippi River while aboard an educational barge tour sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers...

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TWO IL CORN FARMERS TAKE U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL BOARD POSITIONS

August 3rd, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Chairman and immediate past Chairman of the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have each been elected to a board seat on the U.S. Grains Council Board of Directors. Jim Raben, ICMB Chairman, was...

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HOW THE LOSS OF TPP JUST HIT HOME ON YOUR CORN FARM

August 2nd, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Trade matters. It’s easy to forget about the important role that export markets play in building corn prices, of course, because most of you never see your corn again once you take it to the...

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SWEETENER TAX MOVES FORWARD IN COOK COUNTY

August 1st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

On July 28, 2017, the Circuit Court of Cook County dismissed the Illinois Retail Merchants Association lawsuit against Cook County regarding the Sweetened Beverage Tax and dissolved the Temporary...

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CONGRESS COMES HOME FOR AUGUST RECESS

July 31st, 2017  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation

Being a congressman is not an easy job.  After spending almost the entire summer in D.C. so far, our Illinois Congressmen are probably ready to be home.  Instead of being in D.C., on their...

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STATEMENT REGARDING COURT’S RULING ON EPA’S RVO METHODOLOGIES

July 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the decision made today by the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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CORN CHECKOFF BOARD ELECTION RESULTS FINALIZED BY IDOA

July 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB

The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the winners of the 2017 state agricultural commodity board elections. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board elected board members will serve three-year...

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SENATE APPROPS PROVIDES FULL FUNDING TO FMD PROGRAM

July 26th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its FY ’18 agriculture appropriations bill, which provides full funding of $34.5 million for the Foreign Market Development Program...

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NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN FOR COVER CROPS

July 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

(ST. LOUIS) – When it comes to growing cover crops, some common advice from the more than 100 farmers enrolled in the Soil  Health Partnership is “start small.” The SHP is encouraging farmers new...

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NO VOTE SCHEDULED FOR BILL TO EXPAND E15 MARKET ACCESS

July 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

We’re disappointed to hear the news out of Washington that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has determined they won’t take a vote prior to the August recess on a...

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IL CORN FARMER ELECTED TO NATIONAL CORN BOARD

July 21st, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  ICMB

IL Corn is proud to share the news that past Illinois Corn Growers Association President and former Illinois Corn Marketing Board Chairman Kenneth Hartman, Jr., of Waterloo, has been elected by...

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