NCGA HOSTS TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OVERVIEW

February 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

On Wednesday, February 21, the National Corn Growers Association hosted an overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in late 2017 via a webinar. The professional staff of KCOE-ISOM, a national...

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NEW APP TO HELP FARMERS ENGAGE IN SOCIAL MEDIA NOW AVAILABLE

February 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (with support provided in part by the corn checkoff) is excited to announce the official launch of engAGe, a new mobile app. Through engAGe, users can stay...

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COMMODITY CLASSIC PARTNERS WITH FEEDING AMERICA FOR SECOND YEAR

February 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Public Outreach

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 21, 2018)— For the second year, Commodity Classic has selected Feeding America as its charity partner, providing farmers with an opportunity to help Set the Table™ for a...

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PERDUE: RURAL AMERICA WILL SEE MAJOR BENEFITS FROM INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

February 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

An op-ed by US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue concerning the recently proposed infrastructure plan by the Trump Administration. Originally published by Des Moines Register...

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PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 2018 COMMODITY CLASSIC CLOSES FEBRUARY 21

February 19th, 2018  |  Today's News

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 19, 2018)—There are only a few days left to pre-register for the 2018 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.   The deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday,...

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CORN CHECKOFF AGGRESSIVELY BUILDING DEMAND FOR ILLINOIS’ TOP CROP

February 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

U.S. Department of Agriculture analysts are out with their crop price predictions, and the numbers aren’t too favorable. From now until 2027, they’re looking for, “…crop prices to be pretty much...

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STUDY OF U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL ROI: $20 IN TAX REVENUE FOR EVERY $1 IN FARM BILL SPENDING ON EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT

February 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Houston, Texas - Spending on overseas market development for U.S. feed grains and related products increased the value of those exports by an average of $1.71 billion per year from 2010 to 2014...

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WHITE HOUSE BUDGET TROUBLESOME FOR WATERWAYS IMPROVEMENTS

February 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), is expressing worry that the President’s budget request is inadequate for waterways infrastructure improvement needs, running contrary to what Mr. Trump had...

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NATIONAL CORN COMMENTS ON PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED FY19 BUDGET

February 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Originally published by NCGA: The White House today released its detailed proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The budget proposal includes the following: Cutting the federal crop insurance...

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PRESERVING AND UPDATING NAFTA IS CRUCIAL FOR AMERICA'S FARMERS

February 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Originally published by AgWeek: From new seeds to improved equipment, farming practices have been vastly upgraded over the past two decades. However, while these modern tools have undoubtedly...

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DECEMBER SEES NEAR-RECORD ETHANOL EXPORTS

February 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Originally published by the Renewable Fuels Association: The official government numbers are in and they confirm that 2017 was an unprecedented year for ethanol exports. According to government...

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CONSIDER CORN CHALLENGE SHINES A LIGHT ON CORN’S POTENTIAL

February 8th, 2018  |  Today's News

Originally published by the National Corn Growers Association: Being immersed in the latest ideas and technology related to machinery, crop inputs and agronomic practices is expected at the...

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AMERICANS FOR FARMERS & FAMILIES TALK NAFTA IMPACT WITH IOWA SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY

February 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Trade continues to be a major factor in a farmer's bottom line. With the uncertainty that reigns during NAFTA and other trade agreement negotiations, Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF) sought...

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: FEB 16 CROP PRODUCTION CONFERENCE

February 6th, 2018  |  Today's News

IL Corn joins others in sponsoring the 23rd Annual Western Illinois/Northeast Missouri Crop Production Conference (formerly No-Till) conference. It will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at...

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CASEY’S PUTS FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE

February 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Originally published by the Daily Review Atlas in Monmouth, IL. MONMOUTH — The ribbon-cutting for Casey’s third Monmouth location, and first Monmouth “super-store,” was underscored by talk of the...

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AMERICAN DRIVERS TOP 3 BILLION MILES DRIVEN ON E15

February 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Last week, Growth Energy announced that E15 use across the country has hit another significant milestone. Read the original press release below: Growth Energy announces that American drivers have...

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TRADE MATTERS PUBLICATION AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

February 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

Corn farmers in Illinois have likely received a publication from IL Corn in January called Trade Matters. It was distributed via direct mail to our Illinois Corn Growers Association members and...

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IL PORK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR 2018-19

January 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website.    Each...

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REGISTER FOR 2018 IL PORK EXPO

January 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Livestock

SPRINGFIELD, ILL – Illinois is ranked 4th in the nation in hog production. Find out why at Illinois’ largest pork-specific trade show February 6th and 7th, at the Bank of Springfield Center in...

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BEEF INDUSTRY’S DIGITAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BOOSTED BY ICMB/IBA INVESTMENT

January 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Livestock |  Public Outreach

State beef councils continue to step up to extend digital advertising and promotion for beef across the country and this continues to be a priority area of investment for the Illinois Beef...

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